A haven of light and peace, a stone's throw from Montparnasse.
This is where Balthazar Soulier and Sol Gabetta met us on this morning in mid-July.
In two weeks, Sol will open the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades.
An important artistic challenge: she will perform there
Concerto n ° 2
by Saint-Saëns, whose centenary is commemorated.
But also personal.
The musician has been playing for five years on a cello by luthier Matteo Goffriller dating from 1730. However,
“this instrument has a history with Pablo Casals.
It belonged to one of his students and was surely manipulated by him, ”she
And this is not his only connection with Casals.
For a year now, the Habisreutinger Foundation has also lent him one of the most famous Stradivarius in the world: the Bonamy Dobree-Suggia, played for three decades by Guilhermina Suggia… the companion of Pablo Casals during his Parisian years!
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