Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Born in Argentina, Gabetta won her first competition at the age of ten, soon followed by the Natalia Gutman Award as well as commendations at Moscow's Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. A Grammy Award nominee, she received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012.
Following her highly acclaimed debuts with Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in 2014, at Mostly Mozart in New York in August 2015 and at the opening concert of the BBC Proms 2016 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sakari Oramo, this season sees Gabetta work with the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in Milan and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Natinoal de France. Tours will take her to the major European summer festivals such as Lucerne and Salzburg with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Daniele Gatti, with the SWR Radio-Sinfonieorchester to Scandinava and Estonia, and with the kammerorchesterbasel to Asia. In recital, Sol Gabetta will appear at Boston Celebrity Series, Club musical de Québec and Shriver Hall with Bertrand Chamayou and at San Francisco Performances and in Santa Barbara with Alessio Bax. In Germany she will tour with Hélène Grimaud restating their highly acclaimed DUO project of 2012.
Gabetta performs with leading orchestras and conductors worldwide including Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bamberger Symphoniker, Bolshoi and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras and The Philadelphia, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras. She also collaborates extensively with conductors such as Giovanni Antonini, Krzysztof Urbański and David Zinman.
A sought after guest at leading festivals, Sol Gabetta has appeared at Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival and Rosendal Chamber Music Festival in Norway, also Verbier, Schwetzingen, Rheingau, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Beethovenfest Bonn.
As a chamber musician Gabetta performs worldwide in venues such as Wigmore Hall in London, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, with distinguished partners including Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Bertrand Chamayou.
Sol Gabetta was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2016 Echo Klassik Awards for her interpretation of Peteris Vasks’ Violoncello Concerto No. 2. She also received the award in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 for her recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Elgar Cello concerti as well as works by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera. With an extensive discography with SONY she has also released a duo recital with Hélène Grimaud for Deutsche Grammophon.
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 dating from 1759. Gabetta has taught at the Basel Music Academy since 2005.