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Daniel Stabrawa 

 

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Daniel Stabrawa was born in Krakow in 1955 and is currently the first Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He won several prizes at prestigious international violin competitions and completed his education under Zbigniew Szlezer. In 1979 he became the Concertmaster of the Krakow Radio Orchestra . In 1983 he joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where he rose to the position of Concertmaster by 1986 under Herbert von Karajan. Daniel Stabrawa regularly performs as a soloist with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and travels across Europe, Asia, and North and South America. He has performed numerous sonata recitals with his wife and pianist Elzbieta Stabrawa. He is particularly fond of the music of his compatriot, Carol Szymanowksy. Since 1994 Daniel Stabrawa occasionally has been taking on the role of the conductor. Among other engagements he took on the position of artistic director of Capella Bydgostiensis in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 1994 to 2001.