Sol Gabetta (born 1981, Villa María, Córdoba, Argentina) is an Argentine cellist of French and Russian descent, now settled in Switzerland. Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Born in Argentina, she won her first competition at the age of ten, soon followed by the Natalia Gutman Award as well as commendations at Moscow's International 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 and the Würth-Preis of the Jeunesses Musicales in 2012. Following her highly acclaimed debut with Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in 2014, Gabetta offered her debut with Staatskapelle Berlin in December 2014. Other highlights for the 2014/15 season include her debut with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, a European tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski as well as recitals across Europe with Bertrand Chamayou, with whom she has recently released a recital CD (February 2015). Sol's performances today include appearances with leading orchestras and conductors worldwide including the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, National Symphony Orchestra Washington, Orchestre National de France, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bamberger Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Bolshoi and Finnish Radio Symphony orchestras and The Philadelphia, London Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras. Gabetta collaborates very extensively with conductors Giovanni Antonini, Mario Venzago, Pablo Heras-Casado and Thomas Hengelbrock. She was artist in residence at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in summer 2014, with past residencies at the Philharmonie and Konzerthaus Berlin. Sol is a regular guest at festivals such as Verbier, Gstaad, Schwetzingen, Rheingau, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and Beethovenfest Bonn. A passionate chamber musician, she performs worldwide in halls 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, Baiba Skride and especially Bertrand Chamayou. Her passion for chamber music is evident in the yearly Festival Solsberg in Olsberg, Switzerland. Sol Gabetta was named Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2013 Echo Klassik Awards, for her interpretation of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel. She also received the award in 2007, 2009 and the Diapason d'Or. and 2011 for her recordings of Haydn, Mozart and Elgar Cello concerti as well as works by Tchaikovsky and Ginastera. Sol Gabetta holds an extensive discography with Sony and has released a duo recital with Hélène Grimaud for Deutsche Grammophon. Thanks to a generous private stipend by the Rahn Kulturfonds, Sol performs on one of the very rare and precious cellos by G. B. Guadagnini dating from 1759. She has taught cello at the Basel Music Academy since 2005.