The Quatuor Danel was founded bij Marc Danel in 1991 and has been together in the current constellation since cellist Yovan Markovitch joined the group in 2014.

The packed concert diary takes them to all the important concert stages worldwide and over the past 30 years they have produced a row of ground breaking CD recordings. Some of their musical partners include great artists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Melnikov, Clemens Hagen, Adrien La Marca, the Van Kuijk Quartet and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. The group is famous for their bold, concentrated interpretations of the string quartet cycles of Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weinberg. Their lively and fresh vision on the traditional quartet repertoire has delivered them subsequent praise from public and press.

Russian composers have a special place in the Quatuor Danel’s repertoire. They have championed all quartets by Shostakovich and recorded the complete cycle for Fuga Libera The Danel were the first quartet to record the other great string quartet cycle of the twentieth century: the 17 quartets by Mieczysław Weinberg. Their performance in Manchester and Utrecht was the first time ever live interpretation of the complete Weinberg cycle worldwide.

 Together with a double cycle in the Wigmore Hall starting in 2023 the Danel has performed the Weinberg and Shostakovich cycles in places like Philharmonie de Paris, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Phillips Collection Washington and in Japan and Taiwan.

 Thew latest CD-release of the quartet included the Piano Quintet and String Quartet by Caesar Franck and a Tchaikovsky release with all three quartets and the Sextet ‘Souvenir the Florence’. Both CD’s came out with CPO. At the moment the Danel are working on the (re)release of the live recording of the complete Shostakovich cycle, recorded in the Gewandhaus Leipzig by label Accentus.