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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.
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.