Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Sol Gabetta
BBT Fellowship 2003

Sol Gabetta - Biography

Sol Gabetta was supported by BBT between 2003 and 2005.  For an up-to-date biography visit

Sol Gabetta was born in 1981 in Cordoba, Argentina.

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, and in chamber music recitals. Also in 2018 she was artiste étoile at the Lucerne Festival, where she performed Haydn’s Cello concerto with the Vienna Philharmonic, Martinu’s Cello Concerto with Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Elgar Cello Concerto with London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The ECHO Klassik award saluted her accomplishments biennially between 2007 and 2013, and most recently in 2016, when Sol Gabetta was named 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 release is a live recording of the cello concertos by Elgar and Martinů with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle/ Krzysztof Urbański.

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.

Last updated: October 2018

Winning a Borletti-Buitoni Fellowship has been a marvellous experience on every level: artistic, musical, and human. It has given me the impetus and support I need to realise my artistic goals.

Photographs by Marco Borggreve, Uwe Arens