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Daniel Weltlinger

Of French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background, Sydney-born/Berlin based violinist and composer 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 and experimental/free-improvised music. He is frequently in demand as a solo recording/performance artist with some of the world’s top musicians 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 concert halls and festivals across Australia, Europe, China, Morocco, Turkey, the US and Israel 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 chanteur Nadya Golski and her 101 Candles Orkestra, 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 the best albums of 2015 by Downbeat Magazine, and co-leads a number of ensembles including Gypsy-swing collective 'Stachelites' with guitarist Janko Lauenberger, as well as ‘Zohar’s Nigun’ and ‘The Asthmatix’ with long-time associate keyboardist Daniel Pliner - both ensembles which fuse Jewish themes and Kabbalistic-inspired improvisation within the respective contemporary frameworks of jazz and electronica/hip-hop.

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'This album is often so swollen with beauty it is like time-lapse photography of tulips blooming. The final instalment of Daniel Weltlinger's trilogy paying homage to Django Reinhardt, it consists of Weltlinger's own compositions – from lilting waltzes to surging swing – played with a band including his long-term collaborator Lulo Reinhardt (Django's great-nephew) on guitar. Several tracks have no fewer than five acoustic rhythm guitars (played by Lulo and his nephews, underpinned by Harold Becher's bass) creating the sort of thrust usually associated with jet engines, and if that wasn't going to get Weltlinger's violin airborne, nothing would

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Primary Instrument

Violin

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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