Liceu Cambra Masterclasses & Concerts is synonymous with great music and musical wisdom shared by the greatest performers and creators. This concert series reaches its ninth edition this year, reaffirming itself as one of the most interesting initiatives of its kind, and, as always expected, a meeting point for the students of the Higher Center of the Liceu Conservatory with the great international masters, and as an appointment for music lovers from Barcelona with the best music.
Daniel Stabrawa has been the concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker for thirty-five years. In the era of four of its chief conductors —Karajan, Abbado, Rattle and Petrenko— he has given oven fifteen hundred concerts with the orchestra, counting Berlin alone. Frequently, he has also performed as a soloist, in the Prokofiev, Mozart, Beethoven, Szymanowski and Jenő Hubay violin concertos, among others.
Born in 1955 in Kraków, Daniel Stabrawa studied at the Musikhochschule in his hometown with Zbigniew Szlezer. During his youth, he won numerous international competitions and in 1979 he was concertmaster of the Kraków Radio Orchestra. In 1983 he joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and, three years later, he was appointed first concertmaster, a post previously held by Michel Schwalbé.
In 1985, Daniel Stabrawa founded the Philharmonia Quartet, together with three colleagues from the orchestra, of which he was first violin for many years. The violinist has also performed chamber music with Yefim Bronfman, Murray Perahia, Emmanuel Ax, Rafał Blechacz and Nigel Kennedy, to name a few, as well as with his wife, the pianist Elżbieta Stepien-Stabrawa.
Between 1986 and 2000 Stabrawa taught at the Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker. As a conductor, he has been in charge of the Capella Bydgostiensis in Bydgoszcz.
Liceu Cambra – Masterclasses & Concerts series has the patronage of Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.