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Sol Gabetta makes HuffPost 'Ten Essential Picks' for Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

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If you want to understand what the great cellist Gregor Piatigorsky was like as a man and a cellist, you can learn a lot about the role he played in shaping the 21st century cello world, at the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival taking place for 10 days, at Disney Hall and USC, beginning May 15. There will be concerts, workshops, seminars, displays of fine instruments, marketplaces and more cellists than you have ever seen in one place before. If you can't attend them all, the following ten picks, as they occur throughout the Festival, will give you an essential cello experience Argentine-French cellist Sol Gabetta has become one of the cello's world most important young musical forces, with her integrity and deep empathy with the music she plays, and her sublimely radiant technique. She has not crashed the North American market. Yet. She will play Martinů's First Cello Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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