Sol Gabetta plays the most virtuosic works at dizzying speed, but can also sing soulfully on the four strings of her instrument – and is always driven by an irrepressible desire to make music. The world-class Argentinian cellist with French-Russian roots made her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2014 as part of the Baden-Baden Easter Festival: with Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
Sol Gabetta studied under Ivan Monighetti, Rostropovich’s last student, in Madrid and Basel and completed her studies under David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. She had already attracted international attention before – when she won the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and opened the prize-winners’ concerts conducted by Valery Gergiev with the Vienna Philharmonic. Among her other awards are the Natalia Gutman Award of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and a prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. Today Sol Gabetta gives guest performances with the world’s leading orchestras and is also a welcome guest at the festivals in Lucerne, Verbier, Gstaad, Schwetzingen, Schwarzenberg and Bonn. Performances with Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Alexei Volodin, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Alexander Melnikov and Bertrand Chamayou have taken the cellist to the Wigmore Hall in London, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. She also pursues her passion for chamber music as part of the Solsberg Festival, which she founded. In 2010, together with her brother Andrés, she founded the ensemble Cappella Gabetta, which is dedicated to music from the Baroque and early Classical periods.