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Philharmonia Quintet Berlin


Daniel Stabrawa violin studied in his native Kraków, won prizes at several international competitions, and in 1979 was appointed concertmaster of the Kraków Radio Orchestra. He was first violinist in the Berlin Philharmonic for 3 years before becoming one of the three First Konzertmeister. He has appeared as a concert soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker on many occasions playing, among others, the violin concertos by Prokofiev, Mozart and Beethoven. He performed the 1st violin concerto by Szymanowski under the direction of Mariss Jansons . More recently, he was the orchestra’s soloist in Jenö Hubay’s Third Violin Concerto (conductor: Iván Fischer), and with the music for violin and orchestra by Rudi Stephan, conducted by Kirill Petrenko. In 1985 Stabrawa and three colleagues from the orchestra founded the Philharmonia Quartet, which toured with great success all over the world. His chamber music partners are Yefim Bronfman, Murray Perahia, Emmanuel Ax, Rafał Blechacz and Nigel Kennedy, and his wife Elzbieta Stepien-Stabrawa who he has performed with since his early youth. Stabrawa is also active as a conductor and has been artistic director of Capella Bydgostiensis in Bydgoszcz for nine years. From 1986 to 2000, he also taught at the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy; he continues to tutor at master classes and also judges at various competitions.

Maria Rabenberg violin born in Krakow, grew up in Berlin. 3 years old she asked her parents to play the violin, and since then she has never been separated by the instrument.  At 13 she was admitted at the Universität der Künste in Berlin and later completed her musical education in London at the Guildhall School of Music. Then she entered the Karajan Academy, which provides the opportunity to play in the orchestra for 2 years, offers instrumental instruction from members of the Berlin Philharmonic and chamber music with the other academics.  After this she was offered contracts in the Berlin Philharmonic to play in their first and second violin group. For eight years she played in the orchestra under the greatest conductors of our time, i.a. Claudio, Abbado, Simon Rattle, Zubin Mehta, Maris Jansons, Daniel Barneboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Bernhard Haitink etc. and did major tours in Asia, Australia, USA and Europe. She also developed a solo career playing, among other in Japan in Tokyo Mozart Violin Concerto, Brahms 'Double Concerto, Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Saint Saën's Rondo Capriccioso with the Sinfonieorchester Berlin as soloist in the Berlin Philharmonic's large hall.  She played also chamber music in Salzburg in the big Festpielhaus, in the Berlin Jewish Museum, in Krakow, in Zurich, in Frankfurt, and she has been invited to various chamber music festivals in the US and Europe. She is 1st violin of the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ignacy Miecznikowski viola studied violin with Peter Csaba and viola at the Lyon Conservatoire. There in 1998 he was accepted into the soloists class of Tasso Adamopoulos and two years later earned his solo diploma. He began accumulating orchestral experience from 1996 in various French ensembles. In 1998 he became principal viola of the Orchestre de l’Opéra of Lyon, holding the position until he moved to the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Martin von der Nahmer- viola - began playing the violin at the age of five, and switched to the viola when he was eleven because there was already a gifted violinist in the family, his brother Christoph. He first became a pupil of Konrad Grahe at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen. While still a student he appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Hungarica and the North-Rhine Westphalian Youth Orchestra. In 1999 he began his studies with Hartmut Rohde at Berlin’s Universität der Künste. It was with passionate enthusiasm that he attended concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which his brother Christoph joined in 1997, and while still a student he auditioned for the orchestra himself and is a member of the Viola Group since May 2004.

Stephan Koncz –violoncello - comes from an Austro-Hungarian family of musicians and when he was eight began his studies at the Musikhochschule of his native Vienna. In 2000 he became a pupil of Róbert Nagy at the Vienna Conservatory, and from 2002 he studied composition and conducting at the University of Vienna. His training and development were also decisively stimulated by masterclasses with Daniel Barenboim, Steven Isserlis, Heinrich Schiff, Olaf Maninger and Tamás Varga as well as by chamber-musical activities with Julian Rachlin, Dmitry Sitkovetsky and the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic. In 2006 Koncz became a scholar of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Orchestra Academy. Winner of several national and international competitions, he has also appeared as a soloist and chamber player in venues including the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus as well as the Berlin Philharmonie. His position as principal cellist in the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra resulted in an intensive collaboration with the violinist Maxim Vengerov. Having previously been a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra for two years, Stephan Koncz joined the cello section of the Berliner Philharmoniker at the beginning of the 2010/2011 season.

Daniel Stabrawa Primo Violino

Maria Rabenberg Violino

Ignacy Miecznikowski  Viola

Martin von der Nahmer Viola

Stefan Koncz  Violoncello