Sol Gabetta receives Grand Prix de Musique 2024

Sol Gabetta © Julia Wesely

The cellist and Eisler graduate has been honoured with one of Switzerland's most prestigious music prizes.

Sol Gabetta, who graduated from the Eisler in 2006 as a student of Professor David Geringas, is the winner of the Swiss Grand Prix de Musique 2024, a music prize worth CHF 100,000 awarded annually by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture to musicians who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding and innovative musical work in Switzerland. Sol Gabetta has been teaching at the Basel Music Academy since 2005 and currently lives in Olsberg in the Swiss canton of Aargau, where she initiated her own annual chamber music festival SOLsberg.  

Sol Gabetta is one of the most renowned cellists on the international music scene. Her extensive concert career as a soloist and chamber musician has taken her to the major international concert stages. She has performed as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and many other international orchestras. As a chamber musician, she has performed in various formations, including at New York's Lincoln Center, London's Wigmore Hall, the Verbier Festival, the Schwetzingen and Rheingau Festivals, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg and the Beethovenfest Bonn. In the past, she has received numerous awards such as the European Culture Prize, the ECHO Klassik, the Würth Prize of the Jeunesses Musicales and prizes at international competitions such as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and the ARD Competition in Munich. She also regularly releases recordings on the SONY Classical label, where an extensive discography with a diverse repertoire has been created.