The Cappella Gabetta has enabled Sol Gabetta to make one of her musical dreams come true: she, her brother – concertmaster Andrés Gabetta – and a hand-picked team of highly qualified musicians from the same musical background devise repertoires of baroque and early classical music which they perform on original instruments at concerts and in the studio.
The ensemble was established in December 2010, and has already made very successful guest appearances in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw Amsterdam), Paris (Salle Gaveau, Théâtre des Champs Elysées ), Hamburg (Musikhalle), Wien (Theater an der Wien), Baden Baden (Festspielhaus), Munich (Prinzregententheater), Zurich (Tonhalle), Berlin (Philharmonie) and elsewhere, as well as at illustrious festivals such as the Bremen Music Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Schleswig Holstein Festival, the Lyon Baroque Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and others.
Since 2011, the Cappella Gabetta has made two recordings for Sony Music; one of its Italian baroque repertoire featuring Sol Gabetta (which includes several world premiere recordings), and another on which the mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux performs music by Handel and Hasse. The plaudits received by the orchestra for these CDs have included being selected as the ‘Recording of the Month’ by Gramophone magazine, and as the ‘CD of the week’ on the NDR-Kultur, BR- Klassik and RBB (Berlin) radio stations. Furthermore, the CD “Tromba Veneziana” with the trumpet virtuoso Gàbor Boldoczki was released with Sony Music in 2013. The cooperation with Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux led to the release of the CD “Rival Queens” and with “Music at the Habsburg Court” the Cappella Gabetta brought out a collection of compositions with reference to the Habsburg court in 2016 with Andrés Gabetta as soloist and concert master.
The Cappella Gabetta has, to an increasing extent, been inviting other distinguished instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in joint concert and recording projects in the area of baroque and early classical music, including the soprano Nuria Rial, the trumpet virtuoso Gàbor Boldoczki, the violinist Giuliano Carmignola, the baroque recorder player Maurice Steger and the baroque cellist Christophe Coin.
The future planning of Cappella Gabetta contains tours with the countertenors Valer Sabadus and Franco Fagioli, the mandolin player AviAvital, and the sopranists Sunhae Im und Julia Lezhneva. Concertmaster Andrés Gabetta is recognised as a brilliant baroque violinist. He is one of the closest musical associates of the prominent cellist and conductor Christoph Coin, in whose orchestra, the Orchestre Baroque de Limoges, Gabetta is the concertmaster. He also appears regularly as concertmaster of the kammerorchesterbasel. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos (Naxos) featuring his own ensemble, the Swiss Baroque Soloists.
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