Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta

Sol Gabetta

The Argentinian-French-swiss cellist Sol Gabetta works regularly with the world’s most eminent orchestras and conductors. She won the 2022 "Instrumental Soloist" Award at Les Victoires de la Musique Classique.


    Following appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon rattle, the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel and the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo opening the BBC Proms, Sol Gabetta was also artist-in-residence with the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Bamberger Symphoniker in 2019/2020.

    A sought-after guest artist at leading festivals, Sol Gabetta was artiste étoile at Lucerne Festival in 2018 where she appeared with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Franz Welser-Möst, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Francois-Xavier Roth, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Marin Alsop. She continues drawing inspiration from a wide circle of collaborators and musical encounters at the solsberg festival, which flourishes under her commited artistic direction.

    In recognition of her exceptional artistic achievements, Sol Gabetta was honoured with the Herbert von Karajan prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival in 2018 where she appeared as soloist with the Staatskapelle Dresden and Christian Thielemann. In 2019 she was awarded the first Opus Klassik award as Instrumentalist of the Year for her interpretation of Schumann’s Cello Concerto. The ECHO Klassik award saluted her accomplishment every two years between 2007 and 2013, and also in 2016.

    She continues to build her extensive discography with Sony Classical, the most recent releases being a recording of late Schumann works and a live recording of the cello concertos of Elgar and Martinů with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle / Krzysztof Urbański.

    In 2017, Gabetta joined forces with Cecilia Bartoli on an extensive tour throughout Europe showcasing their album Dolce Duello, released on Decca Classics.

    Sol Gabetta performs on a cello by Matteo Goffriller from 1730, Venice, provided by Atelier Cels. She has taught at the Basel Academy of Music since 2005.