Concertmaster (Emeritus), Berlin Philharmonic
Daniel Stabrawa began playing the violin at the age of seven and studied playing the violin at the Music Academy in Kraków with Zbigniew Szlezer. In 1979 he became concertmaster of the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Kraków. In 1983 he joined the first violins of the Berlin Philharmonic. In 1985 he founded the internationally renowned Philharmonia Quartet Berlin together with three colleagues from the Berlin Philharmonic.
In 1986 he became one of the three first concertmasters of the Berlin Philharmonic as the successor of Michel Schwalbé under the conductor Herbert von Karajan, a position he held until his retirement in 2021. From 1986 to 2000 he taught at the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Since 1994 Daniel Stabrawa acts also as a conductor. He worked together with internationally renowned artists such as Nigel Kennedy and Albrecht Mayer.
As a soloist he played several concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic. Both concertos by Szymanowski. Nr. 1 with Marris Jansons and 2. with sir S. Rattle Rudi Stephan Musik fuel violine und Orchester with Kiril Petrenko as a conductor. With the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin he has recorded all Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann quartets.