British violinist David Angel was born in 1954. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won prizes for solo and chamber music performance. His teachers included Yehudi Menuhin, Frederick Grinke, Jacqueline Salomons, Nadia Boulanger and Sidney Griller.
He was a co-founder of the Maggini Quartet in 1988.
He was a member of Capricorn, Divertimenti, 'Jeux', the London Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, London Musici, the Orchestra of St John's, the Prometheus Ensemble and Sinfonia 21.
As a soloist he played Autumn from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, and music by Bach - the E major Concerto and the Chaconne. He had a long-standing duo partnership with pianist David Elwin, and in 2007 they toured Japan.
David played a Maggini/da Salo composite violin from circa 1600.
He was Professor of quartet playing at Birmingham Conservatory, and was an honorary fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University and Brunel University.
David Angel died suddenly from a heart attack on 10 April 2017, aged sixty-two, whilst teaching on a Maggini Quartet course in Oxford.
A selection of M&V articles about David Angel
CD Spotlight. Compositional Mastery - Maxwell Davies' Naxos Quartets 9 and 10, applauded by Howard Smith. '... much to admire ...'