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(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 performed with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, London, NDR Radiophilharmonie and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, with conductors including Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Dennis Russell Davies, Cornelius Meister and Michael Sanderling. In 2010 Gabriel Schwabe gave his recital début at London’s Wigmore Hall.

He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, the Kronberg Cello Festival and the Amsterdam Biennale, and has performed with artists including Christian Tetzlaff, Isabelle Faust, Albrecht Mayer, Lars Vogt, Kirill Gerstein and Jonathan Gilad. Since 2012 he has been artistic director of the high profile chamber music series Resonanzen in Siegburg, Germany.

Gabriel Schwabe was born to German-Spanish parents in 1988. He studied with Catalin Ilea in Berlin and with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy, and received further stimulus from János Starker, Gary Hoffmann and Gidon Kremer. He plays a rare Italian instrument made in Brescia (c.1600).

For more information, visit www.gabrielschwabe.com.

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