Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
Frye Art Museum Recital Hall, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104-2019
Guitarist of extraordinary passion and virtuosity, Gaëlle Solal was born in Marseilles (France) and began playing the guitar at age 6 with Rene Bartoli. At 14, she won three gold medals at the Conservatoire de Marseilles and as the best student among all instruments, was awarded the Prix de la Ville de Marseille. A winner of 1st Grand Prix at multiple competitions including Alessandria Competition, Locquemeau, Savona, Sernancehle, and Finalist at Concert Artists Guild New York, Honor Diplom at Accademia Chigiana, and 2nd Prize at Guitar Foundation of America. Gaëlle has performed in more than 35 countries including Germany, Myanmar, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Israel, Spain, France, Gabon, India, Iceland, Italy, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, USA, and Japan. She has performed in prominent festivals including Festival d’Ile de France, Noches en los Reales Alcazares in Sevilla, Festival d’Avignon, Festival Montpellier-Radio France and at Salle Cortot (Paris), Zellerbach Hall (Berkeley), Tsuda Hall, Nikkei Hall, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Merkin Concert Hall (NY), and at the Guitar Foundation of America’s International Convention in 2011. She has been a soloist in concertos with the Berkeley Symphony, the Garde Republicaine Orchestra, and the Philharmonic of Turin Orchestra.