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Daniel Weltlinger

'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 and based in Berlin, the Australian-born violinist and composer/producer Daniel Weltlinger has been widely acclaimed worldwide by critics and audiences alike for his distinctive sound and improvisational approach in the genres of Gypsy-swing, jazz, klezmer, experimental/free-improvised music and more. 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 innumerable 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-Gypsy guitarist and composer Lulo Reinhardt, Berlin based Yiddish singer/actor Karsten Troyke, Polish-Australian singer Nadya Golski and her 101 Candles Orchestra, Australian multi-ARIA Award-winning Gyp-rock band Monsieur Camembert, the critically acclaimed Berlin based Turkish-Classical Ensemble Olivinn and Danish bass player Kenneth Dahl Knudsen amongst many others. He runs the independent record label/webzine and blog Rectify Records which produced the album ‘Koblenz’ nominated as amongst one of the best albums of 2015 by Downbeat Magazine, and co-leads a number of ensembles including Gypsy-jazz collective 'Radio Django' with guitarist Janko Lauenberger, Hungarian Folk-experimental trio 'The Huns' with bassist/multi instrumentalist Taylor Savvy and saxophonist André Vida, as well as two Australian based contemporary music projects ‘Zohar’s Nigun’ and ‘The Asthmatix’ with keyboardist Daniel Pliner, which fuse Jewish music within the respective frameworks of jazz and electronica/hip-hop. Weltlinger's unique sound has been regularly featured on radio and television worldwide featuring most recently on the soundtrack to 'Babylon Berlin' - a two-season 16-episode crime series directed by Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries und Henk Handloegten released in October 2017 on the Sky Television Network. Further film, documentary and theatre soundtrack credentials have included ‘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 and production of a trilogy of recordings - 'Souvenirs' (2011), ‘Koblenz’ (2014) and 'Samoreau' (2017) - heavily inspired by the music of the Belgian born Manouche guitarist/composer Django Reinhardt. He has further ongoing sponsorships with Danish microphone manufacturer DPA microphones, US string instrument manufacturer Saga instruments as well as the Scottish acoustic amplification and electric violin manufacturer Skyinbow, and is a co-composer with Australian producer/composer Bruce Maginnis for the international production music library houses Audio Network, Fable, Cavendish Music and Focus Music.
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