Sol Gabetta
Cello

“Wit, aristocratic poise and elegance; mercurial shifts of mood, intensity and lightness of touch in near-miraculous balance” (The Glasgow Herald)

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Biography

Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Born in Argentina, Gabetta won her first competition at the age of ten, soon followed by the Natalia Gutman Award as well as commendations at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. A Grammy Award nominee, she received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.

Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Born in Argentina, Gabetta won her first competition at the age of ten, soon followed by the Natalia Gutman Award as well as commendations at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. A Grammy Award nominee, she received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.

Following her highly acclaimed debuts with Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in 2014 and at Mostly Mozart in New York in August 2015 this season sees Gabetta debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Houston Symphony. She will also perform with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and St Petersburg Philharmonic and will tour with Orchestre de Paris, Il Giardino Armonico, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Dresdner Philharmonie with whom she is Artist in Residence this season. Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts will also welcome her as their resident artist. To conclude 2015/16 Gabetta will join the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam on a European Tour with performances at Lucerne Festival, GrafeneggFestival as well as Salzburger Festspiele.

Sol Gabetta maintains an intensive chamber music activity, performing worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, with distinguished partners including Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Bertrand Chamayou. Her passion for chamber music is evident in the Festival ‘Solsberg’ which she founded in Switzerland.

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Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
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Reviews

“Gabetta, the glamorous central attraction, made a dazzling showpiece of Haydn’s C major Concerto, complete, thank you, with the composer’s own cadenzas. An Argentine of French and Russian descent, she commands the sort of technique that unravels even the fiercest knot with apparently nonchalant savoir-faire. Still, she never sacrifices sumptuous tone or histrionic persuasion in the process. Official blurbs describe her as “charismatic”; for once, the hyperbole does not seem hyperbolic.” ***** (Financial Times, August 2015)

“Sol Gabetta’s playing immediately cast a spell over the audience. She is at one with her instrument - her interpretation taking on an intensity of sound that informs the musical text. Her virtuosity sounds somehow playful and dexterous at the same time.” (Trierischer Volksfreund, January 2013)

“Gabetta, the glamorous central attraction, made a dazzling showpiece of Haydn’s C major Concerto, complete, thank you, with the composer’s own cadenzas. An Argentine of French and Russian descent, she commands the sort of technique that unravels even the fiercest knot with apparently nonchalant savoir-faire. Still, she never sacrifices sumptuous tone or histrionic persuasion in the process. Official blurbs describe her as “charismatic”; for once, the hyperbole does not seem hyperbolic.” ***** (Financial Times, August 2015)

“Sol Gabetta’s playing immediately cast a spell over the audience. She is at one with her instrument - her interpretation taking on an intensity of sound that informs the musical text. Her virtuosity sounds somehow playful and dexterous at the same time.” (Trierischer Volksfreund, January 2013)

“[Sol Gabetta is] an exquisite soloist who plays with delicacy and sweetness.” (La Verdad Murcia, January 2013)

“The night… belonged to the amazing Sol Gabetta, who appeared to possess, along with her flawless technique, an inexhaustible array of characterizations to lavish on, or find in, Tchaikovsky’s variations. Wit, aristocratic poise and elegance; mercurial shifts of mood, intensity and lightness of touch in near-miraculous balance; broad brush strokes and finely-drawn lines.” (The Glasgow Herald, May 2009)

“Gabetta had the full measure of this work, its bravura elements delivered with complete assurance and breathtaking élan. She was equally good in the softer passages, the slow movement as intimate and personal as one could wish.” (The Calgary Herald, March 2009)