Concertmaster Audition Masterclass

Daniel Stabrawa

Daniel Stabrawa
2017/10/23 - 2017/10/25
Application deadline: 2017/09/24

Application fee
Active Participants: 199.00 €
Auditors: 79.00 €


Playing in a professional orchestra places special demands on string players. While soloist's qualities are expected in auditions, another kind of quality is needed for playing in the tutti section of a large orchestra. We would therefore like to offer dedicated musicians the opportunity to learn from internationally renowned musicians and successful soloists of prestigious orchestras through participation in this course, and to profit from their artistic and professional knowledge.

This master class offers participants the chance to prepare intensively and optimally for upcoming auditions. The diversity of contact with other course participants and instructors creates an ideal atmosphere for intense work, making advancements on one's instrument and making ensemble music.


Course Content

This course focuses on key aspects of auditions for the 1st Concertmaster by combining the study of the usual audition repertoire with honing the special skills necessary for playing in an ensemble.

Not only will work be done on the most common audition excerpts, but audition situations will also be simulated in front of the instructor and other participants, in order to provide audition experience and help combat nervousness and excitement.

Course Objective

After the completion of this masterclass, the participants will be able to play selected orchestral excerpts of various stylistic periods with a high degree of technical and interpretive skill. The course allows the participants the security to master auditioning through public performance and to apply their skills in relevant situations.


  • Three days of masterclasses
  • Each participant may work on up to 3 selected excerpts with the instructors
  • Group seminar event - the attendance of all participants is desired
  • Simulated audition for all participants with feedback from instructor and other participants


We welcome and invite advanced university students but also professional players to be active participants or auditors. Active participants receive lessons using literature selected by the instructors.

Maximum 20 active participants


Accommodation can be provided in Hotel Schloss Britz.


Fulhamer Allee (M46, M44)
Britzer Damm/Mohriner Allee (M181, M44)


Daniel Stabrawa studied in his native Kraków, won prizes at several international competitions, and in 1979 was appointed concertmaster (leader) of the Kraków Radio Orchestra. He was a first violinist in the Berlin Philharmonic for three years before becoming one of the three First Konzertmeister. In 1985 Stabrawa and three colleagues from the orchestra founded the Philharmonia Quartet, which has appeared with great success in Berlin and other international music centres all over the world. Since 1994, Daniel Stabrawa has been increasingly active as a conductor. Since the 1995/96 season he has directed the Capella Bydgostiensis in Bydgoszcz (the chamber orchestra of the Pomeranian Philharmonic).

Repertoire to be Prepared

5. Strauss Bürger als Edelmann
6. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
7. Rimski-Korsakow Scheherezade
8. Schostakowitsch 5th Symphony
9. Tschaikowski Swanlake
10. Mahler 4th symphony, 2nd movement (Scordatura)