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Cellist Sol Gabetta was born in 1981 in Argentina to parents of French and Russian descent. In 2004 she created an international sensation when, as winner of the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award, she gave her début with the Vienna Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev at the Lucerne Festival.
She is a winner of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD Competition in Munich and was Artist of the Year at the Echo Awards in 2009.
Her busy schedule includes regular recordings on the RCA label, as well as appearances at festivals including the Rheingau Music Festival in Verbier, the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Bonn Beethoven Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.
Sol Gabetta now lives in Switzerland where she founded her own chamber music festival, 'Solberg'. She currently plays on a rare 1759 G B Guadagnini cello, made available to her through private funding.
Further Reading: Sol Gabetta
The Italian mezzo and Argentine cellist go head-to-head in a collection of baroque 'sweet duels' celebrating the affinity of the cello and the human voice.
David listens to cello works by Latvian composer Pēteris Vasks, performed by Sol Gabetta.