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 recieved further impulses from Janos Starker, Gary Hoffmann and Gidon Kremer.
Gabriel Schwabe is a laureate of numerous national and international competitions, among others 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 London Philharmonia, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with conductors Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, Dennis Russell-Davies, Cornelius Meister and Michael Sanderling.
In 2010 Gabriel Schwabe gave his recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. He is a regular guest at festivals such as the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Amsterdam Biennale and has performed together with artists like Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Hope, Albrecht Mayer, Lars Vogt, Kirill Gerstein and Jonathan Gilad. Since 2012 he is artistic director of the high profile chamber music series “Resonanzen” in Siegburg/Germany.
Gabriel Schwabe plays a rare Italian instrument built in Brescia (ca.1600).