Gemma Classical Music Trust

Gemma Artists

David Angel

At the age of nine, David Angel, who passed away in 2017, became a founder pupil of the Yehudi Menuhin School. He studied with Frederick Grinke, and had many masterclasses with Lord Menuhin.  In 1971 he won an Associated Board scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, studying the violin with Grinke and quartets with Sidney Griller.  During his time at the Academy, he won prizes for both solo and chamber music playing.

He was co-founder and second violinist with the Maggini quartet, with whom he performed, broadcast and recorded widely,winning both a Gramophone Award and a Diapason d'Or, and performed and recorded the ten 'Naxos' quartets by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.  He had a long-standing duo with the pianist David Elwin: they made their maiden tour of Japan in September 2007.  He co-led the second violins of the London Mozart players, and taught string chamber music at the Birmingham Conservatoire from 1993.

He was an Honorary Fellow of both Brunel and Canterbury Christchurch Universities.

Photo by Melanie Strover