Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster Announces Retirement

The German orchestra announced that Daniel Stabrawa is retiring after 35 years in the role

(Photo credit: Sebastian Hänel)

Polish-born violinist Stabrawa first joined the orchestra in 1983 and became concertmaster three years later.

He will be retiring at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Stabrawa began his career in his native Kraków and was appointed concertmaster of the Kraków Radio Orchestra in 1979. While performing with the Berlin Philharmonic, he performed as a concert soloist on many occasions.

In celebration of his commitment, the Berlin Philharmonic is sharing a tribute film on their digital concert hall. The film features Stabrawa discussing his thoughts on his time with the orchestra.

You can buy a ticket for this film, here.