Following recent appearances with Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel and BBC Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo opening the BBC Proms, Sol Gabetta starts into this season as Artist-in-Residence at Staatskapelle Dresden. As part of her residency she will join forces with Christian Thielemann, Tugan Sokhiev, and Daniele Gatti. This season she is also Portrait artist with Bamberg Symphony and will collaborate with Klaus Mäkelä and perform one of her signature works, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, under the baton of Jakub Hrůša on tour throughout Germany and Spain. A respected advocate for lesser known works, Sol Gabetta will conclude her Bamberg residency illuminating, under the direction of Krzysztof Urbański, Weinberg’s Cello Concerto, which she also brings to Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.
Later in the season, Gabetta tours extensively throughout Europe with NHK Symphony Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, and reunites with Czech Philharmonic and Jakub Hrůša once again on tour of Germany. This season also sees Gabetta return to the Philharmonia Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and premiere the newly commissioned Wolfgang Rihm Cello Concerto –Concerto en Sol – which was written for her.
A sought after guest artist at leading festivals, Sol Gabetta was Artiste étoile at Lucerne Festival last season where she appeared with Wiener Philharmoniker and Franz Welser-Möst, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Francois-Xavier Rothand 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.
Chamber music is at the core of Gabetta’s work, visible in her upcoming tour of Italy with Nelson Goerner, performances at Semperoper Dresden and Heidelberger Frühling with her longtime recital partner Bertrand Chamayou and recent appearances with the Hagen Quartet at Salzburg Festival, Tonhalle Zürich, Elbphilharmonie and Wiener Konzerthaus. In the past, chamber music performances led her to venues such as New York’s Lincoln Center, Wigmore Hall in London, Lucerne, Verbier, Schwetzingen and Rheingau festivals, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Beethovenfest Bonn.
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. The ECHO Klassik award saluted her accomplishment biennially between 2007 and 2013, and most recently in 2016, when Sol Gabetta was announced Instrumentalist of the Year for her interpretation of Pēteris Vasks’ Cello Concerto No. 2. A Grammy Award nominee, she also received the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award in 2010 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012 as well as commendations at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Competition and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich. She continues to build her extensive discography with SONY, the most recent releases being a recording of late Schumann works and a live recording of the cello concertos by 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 been teaching at the Basel Academy of Music since 2005.