The Belgian string quartet Quatuor Danel was established in Brussels in 1991. The members are first violinist Marc Danel, second violinist Gilles Millet, violist Vlad Bogdanas, and cellist Guy Danel.
In Europe, Quatuor Danel is regarded as being among the quartets that are the direct heirs of great, now departed quartets such as the Beethoven Quartet and the Pro Arte Quartett, having studied with surviving members of these older ensembles. The group has toured around the world, although the Quatuor Danel has appeared in the United States only one time, at a music festival in Round Top, TX. It has recorded extensively and expansively for disparate concerns such as Megadisc, col legno, Cypres, and CPO. While the Quatuor Danel is most readily noted for its interpretations of Shostakovich (having studied with the Borodin Quartet, as well), the musicians are key interpreters of contemporary music as well, working with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Pascal Dusapin, and Patrick de Clerck. By 2011, the quartet had completed five of the six releases comprising the complete works for string quartet by Mieczyslaw Weinberg. The Quatuor Danel makes its home in Lille, Belgium.