GABRIEL SCHWABE (b 1988 )
Gabriel Schwabe has established himself among the leading cellists of his generation. He is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, including the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann and the Concours Rostropovich in Paris. In 2009 he won the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award in London.
As a soloist, he has worked with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin, the Malmö and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras and the Royal Northern Sinfonia with conductors including Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Dennis Russell Davies, Cornelius Meister, Marc Soustrot, Lars Vogt and Michael Sanderling. In 2010 Gabriel Schwabe gave his recital debut at Wigmore Hall in London.
He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival, the Kronberg Academy Festival and the Amsterdam Biennale, and has performed with artists including Isabelle Faust, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt, Kirill Gerstein and Jonathan Gilad.
Gabriel Schwabe was born to German-Spanish parents in Berlin. He studied with Catalin Ilea and Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy and received further guidance from János Starker, Gary Hoffmann and Gidon Kremer. He teaches at the HfMT Cologne and the Conservatorium Maastricht and plays an instrument by G. Guarneri (Cremona, 1695–97).
For more information, visit www.gabrielschwabe.com.
Naxos Interview: Laurence Vittes speaks with Gabriel Schwabe