March 16, 2017 will be the 8th concert that the Philharmonia Quartett Berlin has played for us over the years. Daniel Stabrawa (violin), Christian Stadelmann (violin), and Neithard Resa (viola) are all original members of the 32 year old quartet. Dietmar Schwalke (cello) joined them in 2009 after the sudden passing of Jan Diesselhorst.
All four members of the quartet are part of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Daniel is the 1st Concertmaster and occasionally conducts the orchestra. Christian is the Leader of the 2nd Violins. Of the four, Neithard is the longest-serving member of the orchestra, originally becoming a member in 1978. He served as Principal Violist until 2010. Joining the orchestra in 1994, Dietmar is the ‘newest’ of the four. In addition to the Quartet, he is involved in a number of chamber groups associated with the orchestra such as the 12 Cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic Capriccio.
Somehow with all of the demands on their schedules for performances and teaching, they have still managed to release a number of recordings over the years. Their most recent ones are from 2014 (Beethoven) and 2015 (Brahms).
Join us on March 16th to hear Haydn’s Quartet in G major, Op. 64, No. 4, Beethoven’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 and Schumann’s Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1. http://www.music-toronto.com/quartets/berlin.htm