Gabriel Schwabe is a laureate of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann, the Concours Rostropovich and the Pierre Fournier Award. As a soloist he has worked with orchestras such as the London Philharmonia, the RSB and DSO Berlin, NDR Radio Philharmonic, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Malmö and Norrköping Symphony Orchestras and the NCPA Orchestra in Beijing with conductors such as Marek Janowski, Eivind Gullberg-Jensen, Dennis Russell-Davies, Cornelius Meister, Michael Sanderling, Marc Soustrot and Christian Kluxen.
In chamber music, he regularly performs with artists such as Isabelle Faust, Christian Tetzlaff, Lars Vogt and Kirill Gerstein. His latest recording of the Schumann cello concerto with the Royal Northern Sinfonia under Lars Vogt was released in 2018 on Naxos.
He was born in Berlin to German-Spanish parents. He studied with Catalin Ilea in Berlin and with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy and recieved further impulses from Janos Starker and Gary Hoffmann.