“Her presence on stage is powerfully intoxicating; with her instrument she
seems to be deeply bonded.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, January 2004
Sol Gabetta was born in 1981 in Cordoba, Argentina into a French-Russian family. At the age of ten, she won her first competition in Argentina and went on to receive various awards including an award from Radio Suisse Romande in Geneva, the Natalia Gutmann Award for best musical interpretation in the Tchaikovsky competition in Moscow as well as an award from the ARD competition in Munich.
In 2004 Sol Gabetta was awarded the prestigious Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which included a concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of Valery Gergiev performing Shostakovich at the Lucerne Festival in September 2004, and in February 2005 further concerts with the Radio Symphonie Orchestra Vienna in Vienna’s Musikverien performing Tchaikovsky under the baton of Christian Arming.
Sol gave her début at the Lucerne Festival in 2001 as part of the Crédit Suisse Jeunes Solistes Award, after which the press wrote: "Given the choice of listening again to Anne-Sophie Mutter with Alban Berg’s violin concerto or Sol Gabetta with Franz Schubert’s A minor sonata D 821, after the concert I no longer knew which one to choose. One rarely meets musicians like the 20-year-old Sol Gabetta. She played her varied programme (…) with great dedication and superb technique." (Radio Klassik Magazin - 2001)
Sol Gabetta currently continues her studies with David Geringas at the Musikhochschule Hanns Eisler in Berlin. From 1992 to 1994 she was a scholarship student at the "Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia" in Madrid. She subsequently studied with Ivan Monighetti in the Musikakademie Basel, Switzerland. Last year she was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
Recent engagements have included concerts with the Orchestre National de Radio France, the Kremerata Baltica, the Vienna Kammerphilharmonie, the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra at the "Musical Olympus" Festival, the Munich Chamber Orchestra under Christoph Poppen, the Basler Chamber Orchestra under Christopher Hoogwood, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires and with the Prague Symphony at the Interlakener Musikfestwochen. Sol Gabetta has participated in Gidon Kremer’s "Les muséiques" Festival in Basel several times. In May 2004 Sol Gabetta gave her début in London’s Wigmore Hall. Last season she playd recitals in Hamburg, Hannover, Dortmund and Münster and gave her debuts with the Symphony Orchestras of Bilbao and Aachen under the baton of Gilbert Varga and Markus Bosch.
In September 2005 Sol Gabetta records for the first time for Sony Music together with the Munich Radio Orchestra, under the baton of Ari Rasilainen. Works performed will be by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera.
Next season Sol Gabetta gives her recital debuts together with the pianist Henri Sigfridsson in Japan. In Europe chamber music performances include Palermo, Vienna, Bern, Zurich, Gent and Hamburg. She also gives her solo debut with the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin.
Sol Gabetta plays a cello by G.B Guadagnini, 1759.