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Sol Gabetta opens 2016 BBC Proms / Female First Q&A

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Born in Argentina, Sol Gabetta achieved international acclaim upon winning the Crédit Suisse Young Artist Award in 2004 and making her debut with Wiener Philharmoniker and Valery Gergiev. Following her highly acclaimed debuts with Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival in 2014 and at Mostly Mozart in New York in August 2015 this season sees Gabetta debut with Los Angeles Philharmonic and Houston Symphony. She will also perform with Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and will tour with Orchestre de Paris, Il Giardino Armonico, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Dresdner Philharmonie with whom she is Artist in Residence this season. Brussels' Palais des Beaux Arts will also welcome her as their resident artist. To conclude 2015/16 Gabetta will join the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on a European tour with performances at Lucerne Festival, Grafenegg Festival as well as Salzburger Festspiele.

The world's biggest classical music festival - BBC Proms is on its way back, with Sol Gabetta set to open the First Night.

Female First caught up with Sol to find out more about the upcoming performance, her music, love for the cello and more. READ THE Q&A