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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Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Nadja Saborova +49 (0)89 6797 104 82

Biography

One of the leading cellists in the world today, this season sees Sol Gabetta return to the Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and will tour with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cecilia Bartoli. Later in the season Sol Gabetta will return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and makes her debut at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts ‘Great Performers’ series with her longtime recital partner Bertrand Chamayou. With Chamayou she will also appear at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Philharmonie Luxembourg amongst others. 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. 

One of the leading cellists in the world today, this season sees Sol Gabetta return to the Wiener Philharmoniker, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Bamberger Symphoniker and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and will tour with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Cecilia Bartoli. Later in the season Sol Gabetta will return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, and makes her debut at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts ‘Great Performers’ series with her longtime recital partner Bertrand Chamayou. With Chamayou she will also appear at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and Philharmonie Luxembourg amongst others. 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 recognition of her exceptional artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta will be honoured with the Herbert von Karajan Prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2018 where she appears as soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann, and in chamber music recitals. She continues to build her extensive discography with SONY, the most recent release is a live recording of the cello concertos by Elgar and Martinů with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle/ Krzysztof Urbański.

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

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Sabine Frank +49 (0)89 6797 10455
Nadja Saborova +49 (0)89 6797 104 82

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)