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Sol Gabetta

Cellist Sol Gabetta was born the daughter of French-Russian parents in 1981 in Córdoba, Argentina. At the tender age of ten, she had already won her first competition in Argentina and has received a number of accolades since then, among others a win at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. In 2004, as winner of the "Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award", she made her début at the Lucerne Festival with the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Valery Gergiev. This catapulted her into international recognition.

Sol Gabetta concluded her studies with David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler Music Academy in Berlin by completing her concert examination. From 1992 to 1994 she was a scholarship student at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid, and then transferred to Switzerland to intensify her studies with Ivan Monighetti at the Music Academy in Basel.

Over the past years, Sol Gabetta has made guest appearances with the Orchestre National de Radio France, the Kremerata Baltica, the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, the Czech Philharmonic, the Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, the Basel Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Basel and Bilbao as well as the Philharmonic Orchestra in Buenos Aires. She made significant débuts with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Rotterdam under Leonard Slatkin, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester as well as the Bern Symphony Orchestra.

Sal Gabetta has been a guest artist at such renowned summer festivals as the Kissingen Summer, the Schubertiade, the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival, the Music Festival in Hitzacker as well as the French festivals in Salon en Provence and in the Périgord. In June of 2006, the chamber music festival she initiated herself in Olsberg near Basel took place for the first time.

Sol Gabetta plays one of the rare violoncelli built by G.B. Guadagnini in 1759. Since October of 2005, she teaches at the Music Academy in Basel.

credit Julia Wesely