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‘It is no surprise that Daniel Weltlinger’s highly developed musicianship and beautifully warm violin tone are now in demand in international projects at the highest level.’
Peter Winkler – Music Trust Online, April 2, 2017

‘music transcends boundaries’
Koblenz, Downbeat Best Albums of 2015

‘The music of Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli has spawned countless imitators and revivalists the world over, but where others have used the Gypsy swing idiom as a vehicle for virtuosity Weltlinger brings a refreshing sense of innocence to bear. The violinist imbues the melodies and his sound with a lightness and joyousness that can coexist with any sadness or pensiveness implicit in a given piece.’
John Shand – Sydney Morning Herald, January 4, 2015

Of French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background, the critically acclaimed Sydney-born/Berlin-based violinist and composer-producer Daniel Weltlinger has long been renowned worldwide for his distinctive warm sound and innovations within the genres of Gypsy-swing, jazz, klezmer and experimental/free-improvised music. He is frequently in demand as a solo recording/performance artist, often in collaboration with an array of top musicians and ensembles in a variety of different formats, and is highly sought after for his technical and musical mastery on his main instrument. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he has performed and recorded in countless major concert halls, theatres, clubs and festivals across Australia, Europe, China, Morocco, Turkey, the US and Israel, and continues to collaborate with a wide range of renowned artists and ensembles including German-Sinti guitarist and composer Lulo Reinhardt, Berlin based Yiddish singer-actor Karsten Troyke, Polish-Australian chanteur Nadya Golski, the Australian multi-ARIA Award-winning Gyp-rock band Monsieur Camembert, the Berlin based Turkish-Classical Ensemble Olivinn and Danish bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsen amongst many others. He runs the independent record label Rectify Records, which produced the album ‘Koblenz’ nominated as amongst one of the best albums of 2015 in Downbeat Magazine, and co-leads a number of ensembles including Gypsy-jazz collective ‘Radio Django’ with guitarist Janko Lauenberger, Hungarian Folk-experimental duo ‘The Huns‘ with bassist/multi instrumentalist Taylor Savvy, as well as two Australian based contemporary music projects ‘Zohar’s Nigun’ and ‘The Asthmatix’ with long-time associate keyboardist Daniel Pliner, which fuse Jewish music within the respective contemporary frameworks of jazz and electronica/hip-hop.

Weltlinger’s unique sound has been regularly featured on radio and television worldwide and featured most recently on the award winning soundtrack composed by Nikko Weidemann and Mario Kamien  for ‘Babylon Berlin‘ – a two-season 16-episode crime series directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten which premiered in October 2017 on the Sky Television Network. Further film, documentary and theatre soundtrack credentials have included amongst others  ‘Love My Way’ (Stephen Rae), ‘The Underpants’ (Alan John), ‘Uncle Chatzkel’ (Guy Gross), ‘Peking To Paris’ (Roger Mason), ‘The Cat That Walked By Himself’ (Peter Winkler) and ‘Meet The Waks Family’ (Neill Duncan). Weltlinger is endorsed by a number of top international companies and benefited in 2010-2017 from the support of BNP Paribas in Australia and the BNP Paribas Foundation in Paris for the development of a trilogy of recordings – ‘Souvenirs’ (2011), ‘Koblenz’ (2014) and ‘Samoreau‘ (2017) – in which he wrote original music and arrangements inspired by the music of the Belgian born Manouche guitarist-composer Django Reinhardt . He has further ongoing sponsorships with the Danish microphone manufacturer DPA microphones, US string instrument manufacturer Saga instruments as well as the Scottish acoustic amplification and electric violin manufacturer  Skyinbow acoustic pickups, and is a co-composer with Australian producer-composer Bruce Maginnis for the international production music library houses Audio NetworkFableCavendish Music, Intervox and Focus Music.


Artist and ensemble collaborations have included:

Lulo Reinhardt
Karsten Troyke
Sharon Brauner
Suzanna Meier
Janko Lauenberger
Taylor Savvy
Ensemble Olivinn
Kenneth Dahl Knudsen
Ingrid Halle
Nikko Weidemann
Wally Schmitt
Bettina Wegner
Dotschy Reinhardt
Nadya Golski
Monsieur Camembert
Daniel Pliner
Alon Ilsar
Edouard Bronson
Marcello Maio
Ian Date
Nigel Date
John Maddox
Tim Bradley
Swing de Gitanes
Joaquin Amenabar
Peter Baylor
Jon Delaney
Kain Borlase
Howard Cairns
Caley Groves
Jules Brunton
Aiko Aiko
FA Tech
Blake Worrell
Marian Tone
Berlin Improvisers Orchestra
Tristan Honsinger
Klaus Kürvers
Hui-Chun Lin
Wolfgang Georgsdorf
Lutz Schlosser
Lollo Meier
Paulus Schafer
Samson Shmitt
Yourgui Loeffler
Rigo Winterstein
Ricky Adler Quartett
Taylor Paucken
Mike Reinhardt
Moro Reinhardt
I Gitanos
Mogeli Geisler
Smeily Wienes-Adler
Sascha Reinhardt
Diego Reinhardt
Andreas Oberg
Bruce Maginnis
Stephen Rae
Alan John
Brook Andrew
Neill Duncan
Guy Gross
Peter Winkler
Roger Mason
Greg Gibson
Reuben Derrick
Chris Tanner
Philippe Wittwer
Clayton Thomas
Clare Cooper
Wayne Freer
Fuego Lento
Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra
Ewan Mackenzie
Miki Gavrielov
Naftali Abramson
Swing Bien Sur
Peter Petrel
Malcolm Lilly
Itamar Erez
Sangeet Mishna
Alexey Krupsky
Kevin Davy
Nigel Kennedy
Slava Grigoryan
Joseph Tawadros
Bobby Singh
Al Slavik
Oscar Jiminez
Darren Moore
Simon Powis
Mark Van Doornum
Peter Holo
Ilan Kidron
Out Of The Blue
Fay Sussman
Dahlia Dior
Cameron Ford
John Blenkhorn
David Blenkhorn
Cameron Jones
Lucky Oceans
Adam Sussman
Matt Earle
Phil Slater’s Very Very Interactive Band
Leo Bonne
The Ticklers
Splinter Orchestra
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Australian Youth Orchestra
STC Actor’s Company
Belvoir Street Theatre Company
Theatre Of Image
Cope Street Parade
Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
The Noise
On The Stoop
Waiting For Guinness
The Jews Brothers
The Colours
Peppermint T
Doch Gypsy Orchestra

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