The violinist of Prague Philharmonic, David Danel has a significant career also as a soloist: he appeared with Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Ostrava Orchestra, Capella Istropolitana in Slovakia, Prague Philharmonic Chamber Soloists and Talich Chamber Orchestra in Prague. He has made many recordings of solo and chamber music for the Czech Radio and Slovart Records. He has received prizes in several national and international competitions including the Ludwig van Beethoven International Violin Competition and the Leos Janacek Violin Competition. He enjoys looking for ways to bring the violin into new mediums, and often cooperates with dancers, choreographers, visual artists and narrators, and frequently premieres new works by Czech composers. Beside his artistic career he teaches at the University of Ostrava.