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Daniel Stabrawa began playing the violin at the age of seven and studied 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 Quartett 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 direction of conductor Herbert von Karajan. From 1986 to 2000 he taught at the Orchestra Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Since 1994 Stabrawa has been a conductor. He has worked with internationally renowned artists such as Nigel Kennedy and Albrecht Mayer.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra is the resident orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Beijing. Established in March 2010, the orchestra consists of highly accomplished musicians from around the world, who perform in more than a dozen opera productions presented by its home venue each year as well as in ballets and regular orchestral concerts in its own season. With a notably busy schedule, the young ensemble has fast established itself as one of the most adventurous and dynamic orchestras in the country.