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Sol Gabetta

About this Artist

Following SOL GABETTA’S highly-acclaimed debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Mostly Mozart in New York, and as part of the opening concert of the BBC Proms, this season sees her return to the Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. She is touring extensively throughout Europe with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the United Kingdom with the Sinfonieorchester Basel. Later in the season, Sol Gabetta returns to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and makes her debut at New York’s Lincoln Center as part of the ‘Great Performers’ series with her longtime recital partner Bertrand Chamayou. With Chamayou she also appeara at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Philharmonie Luxembourg, amongst other venues. Sol Gabetta will be artist-in-residence with the Orchestre National de Lyon and the 2018 Bad Kissingen Festival where she will perform the festival’s opening concert with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Paavo Järvi, followed by a chamber-music recital with Janine Jansen and Alexander Gavrylyuk.

A sought-after guest artist at leading festivals, Sol Gabetta opens the 2018 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Christoph Eschenbach. Chamber music is at the core of Gabetta’s work, visible this season in appearances with the Hagen Quartet at Salzburg Festival, Tonhalle Zürich, Elbphilharmonie, and Wiener Konzerthaus. In the past, chamber music performances led her to venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Lucerne, Verbier, Schwetzingen, and Rheingau festivals, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Beethovenfest Bonn. She continues drawing inspiration from a wide circle of collaborators and musical encounters at the Solsberg Festival, which flourishes under her commited artistic direction. 

In recognition of her exceptional artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta has been honored with the Herbert von Karajan Prize at the 2018 Salzburg Easter Festival where she appeared as soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, and in chamber-music recitals. The prestigious ECHO Klassik award saluted her accomplishments biennially between 2007 and 2013, and most recently in 2016, when Sol Gabetta was named Instrumentalist of the Year for her interpretation of Pēteris Vasks’ Cello Concerto No. 2. A Grammy nominee, she also received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012, as well as commendations at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. She continues to build her extensive discography with SONY, her most recent release being a live recording of the cello concertos by Elgar and Martinů with the Berliner Philharmoniker led by Sir Simon Rattle and Krzysztof Urbański. 

Sol Gabetta performs on a 1730 cello by Matteo Goffriller (Venice), provided by Balthazar Soulier. She has been teaching at the Basel Academy of Music since 2005.