Interviews
04 Apr 2021

Emmanuel Pahud in conversation with Daniel Stabrawa (20 min.)

Daniel Stabrawa became a member of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1983 and took over the position of 1st concertmaster three years later. In this capacity, the violinist helped to shape the end of the Karajan era and the entire tenures of Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. With the arrival of their successor, Stabrawa has come full circle: for him, Kirill Petrenko takes up the sound, precision and emotionality of the interpretations of the Karajan era. Stabrawa also reviews his years with the Philharmoniker and talks about his role as a mediator between the conductor’s intentions and the orchestra, as well as his view of the Russian repertoire. The occasion for this interview with Philharmoniker’s principal flute Emmanuel Pahud was a concert in March 2021 with works by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

The concert