Sol Gabetta

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Sol Gabetta
Sol Gabetta 2009.jpg
Sol Gabetta, 2009
Background information
Born 16 September, 1981
Cordoba, Argentina
Genres Classical
Occupations Cellist
Years active 1991–present day
Website www.solgabetta.com

Sol Gabetta (born 1981, Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina) is an Argentine cellist of French and Russian descent, now settled in Switzerland.

Biography[edit]

Sol Gabetta was born in Villa María. Her family moved to the capital city of Córdoba where she studied piano and cello and sang in a chorus.[citation needed] She continued her studies as a cellist in Buenos Aires with Leo Viola and in Madrid at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía.[citation needed] At the age of 12 she left Argentina to live in Spain and then in Alsace, France.[citation needed]

Since winning her first competition at the age of ten, she has gone on to win numerous other awards, including the Natalia Gutman Award for best musical interpretation in the International Tchaikovsky Competition, an award from the ARD competition in Munich, a Fellowship from the Borletti Buitoni Trust (2003) and 5th place in the Mstislav Rostropovich International Cello Competition.[citation needed] She continues to study in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" with David Geringas and currently plays on a 1759 G. B. Guadagnini cello, made available to her through private funding by Hans K. Rahn.[1]

She obtained international acclaim at the Lucerne Festival playing as soloist with the Vienna Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev in 2004. Since then she often gives concerto performances all over the world. Orchestras she has worked with in the past include the Philharmonia Orchestra (with Vladimir Ashkenazy), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Engagements include performances of Dvořák Concerto with the RSNO, Lalo and Shostakovich No. 1 with Bolshoi Theatre orchestra, Saint-Saëns with the Israel Philharmonic and with the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon playing Shostakovitch and Tchaikovsky. In 2013 she played Elgar's Cello Concerto at the Rheingau Musik Festival with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons.[2]

She received the ECHO Klassik as Artist of the Year in 2009[3] and the Diapason d'Or.

Since 2005 she has her own chamber music festival Solsberg[4] in Olsberg, Switzerland, and teaches at the Academy in Basel, where she lives.

Discography[edit]

  • Elgar: Cello Concerto / Dvořák - with Danish National Symphony Orchestra
  • Pēteris Vasks: Gramata Cellam - The Book for Solo Cello
  • Cantabile - with Prague Philharmonic
  • Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 - with Munich Philharmonic
  • Il Progetto Vivaldi - with Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
  • Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns and Ginastera - with Munich Radio Orchestra
  • "Il Progetto Vivaldi II" released 09/11
  • "DUO" with Hélène Grimaud (Deutsche Grammophon)
  • "Il Progetto Vivaldi 3" (Sony Classical)

Films[edit]

  • Sol Gabetta joue Haydn et Vasks. ZDF 2009. Producers: David Stevens, Gösta Courkamp. Performed at the Solsberg Festival. Haydn's Concerto and Dolcissimo (2nd movement of Gramata Cellam; The book) by Vasks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography Sol Gabetta". Retrieved 16 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Zibulski, Axel (30 August 2013). "Rheingau Musik Festival: Das City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra im Kurhaus Wiesbaden" (in German). Wiesbadener Kurier. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "La violoncellista cordobesa Sol Gabetta fue premiada nuevamente en Europa". Cadena3. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Solsberg". Sol Gabetta. Retrieved 25 April 2010. 

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