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Sol Gabetta

Internationally acclaimed since her 2004 début with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev and winner of the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award, cellist Sol Gabetta has worked with ensembles including Philadelphia, City of Birmingham Symphony, Royal Philharmonic orchestras and the Bolshoi Orchestra. Sol works regularly with conductors including Giovanni Antonini, Mario Venzago, Charles Dutoit and Thomas Hengelbrock, among others.

Recent highlights include residencies at the Berlin Konzerthaus; débuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gulbenkian, Israel Philharmonic orchestras, Orchestre National de France, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra; a recital tour with pianist Hélène Grimaud; and chamber performances at Carnegie Hall and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw. A devoted chamber musician, Gabetta performs with distinguished partners. She also founded her own chamber music festival, 'Solsberg', in Switzerland.

Following her first ECHO Klassik Award in 2007, Gabetta won the prize for the second time in 2009 and a third for her celebrated recording of Elgar’s cello concerto. 2012 sees the release of a duo recital recording with pianist Hélène Grimaud by Deutsche Grammophon.

Born in Cordoba, Argentina, Gabetta won her first competition at the age of ten, and was soon followed by commendations at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. A Grammy Award nominee, Sol Gabetta received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010.

Thanks to a generous private stipend by the Rahn Kulturfonds, Sol Gabetta performs on one of the very rare and precious cellos by G.B. Guadagnini from 1759.