DANIEL WELTLINGER

 

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Of French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background and based in Berlin, the Australian-born violinist and composer/producer Daniel Weltlinger has been widely acclaimed by critics and audiences alike worldwide 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 many 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.



                                    NEW ALBUM: SAMOREAU released March 31, 2017

'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 Harald 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. Not that becoming airborne is a challenge for the violinist, whose plush tone has a built-in soaring quality, whether he plays with scything velocity or leaves notes hanging in the air with such poignancy that time itself seems to stand still. '

                                    John Shand - Sydney Morning Herald, March 24, 2017. 

 

Upcoming events:


16/06/17 B Flat, Berlin w Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra
17/06/17 B Flat, Berlin w Kenneth Dahl Knudsen Orchestra

30/06/17 Django's Erben 20th Anniversary, Koblenz w the Reinhardt family
15/07/17 John-Heartfield-Haus, Waldsieversdorf w Karsten Troyke, Walfriede Schmitt

and Eva Maleck-Lewy

06/08/17 Guarida, Koblenz w Lulo Reinhardt Latin-Swing Project and guests

20/08/17 White Stork Synagogue, Wroclaw Poland w Jalda Rebling and Tobias Morgenstern

31/08/17 Theaterzelt am Rheinufer, Mainz-Kastel w Karsten Troyke

02/09/17 Panda Theatre, Berlin w Suzanna and Dmitry Artemenko

03/09/17 Jüdische Kultusgemeinde im Landkreis Schaumburg, Bad Nenndorf w Sharon Brauner, Karsten Troyke and Harry Ermer