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Marc Danel and Gilles Millet (violins)
Vlad Bogdanas (viola) | Guy Danel ('cello)

Since their foundation in 1991, the Quatuor Danel have been at the forefront of the international music scene, with important concert performances worldwide and a series of ground-breaking CD recordings winning many prestigious awards. The Quartet have become renowned for combining their bold, concentrated interpretations of the quartet cycles of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovitch and Weinberg with an uncompromising commitment to the most progressive music of our own time.

The Quartet first became a part of the music scene in Manchester in 2005, when they succeeded the Lindsays as Quartet-in Residence at the University of Manchester. Their arrival in Manchester was something of a cultural atom bomb. As well as their masterful interpretation of the classics, they bombarded the Manchester audience with Xenakis, Ligeti, Lachenmann, Dusapin, Mantovani, Rihm and beyond. The audience in Manchester loved it, and for its composers this was an inspiration sparking an outpouring of new quartets from the region. Their Metier album provides a snapshot of the ongoing and intense collaboration between Manchester composers and this most exceptional of quartets.

photo: Ed Swinden
CD details:

msv 28546 New Sounds from Manchester