The Minguet Quartet was established in 1988, and has played in its present formation since 1997. As well as studying chamber‐music at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, the four young musicians were given additional musical guidance by Walter Levin (La Salle Quartet), and members of the Amadeus, Melos and Alban Berg Quartets. With the help of scholarships and awards, such as those from the Land North‐Rhein‐Westphalia, and the Berlin Mendelssohn Prize, the Quartet quickly gained recognition and began to perform widely at home and abroad. In 1997 the Minguets held a guest‐lectureship at the Robert‐Schumann‐Hochschule, Düsseldorf.
The Cologne‐based Minguet Quartet performs all over the world: from Europe and Scandinavia to Asia and the USA; the group has been repeatedly engaged by the Wigmore Hall, London, the Philharmonic halls in Berlin and Cologne.