Sol Gabetta

SolGabetta-Borggreve30-533x800Born in Argentina of French and Russian descent, Sol Gabetta studied in Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Basel, completing her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler (Berlin) with David Geringas. Her international career was launched in 2004 when she received the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, one of the most celebrated rewards for young musicians. She has also won prizes at the ARD Competition and the Tchaikovsky Competition, among others.

Gabetta has appeared with renowned orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, and the St. Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra, and has worked with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Andris Nelsson, Neeme Järvi, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Eschenbach, Charles Dutoit, Paul McCreesh, Charles Dutoit and Valery Gergiev.

Gabetta is passionate about other projects that she has initiated: She hosts the Solsberg Festival in Switzerland, her chosen home, featuring eight to ten chamber music concerts played by musicians invited by her. Another of her projects is the “Capella Gabetta,” a Baroque orchestra led by her brother, violinist Andrés Gabetta, which performs music by Vivaldi and his contemporaries. Gabetta is an assistant professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland. Thanks to a generous grant by the Rahn Culture Fund, Sol Gabetta plays on one of the rare and costly violoncellos by G.B Guadagnini, from 1759.

Visit her website: www.solgabetta.com

Photo by Marco Borggreve