'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.'
'music transcends boundaries'
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.'
French-Austro-Hungarian-Israeli family background and based in Berlin,
the world renowned Australian-born violinist and composer/producer
acclaimed 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
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
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, clubs 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
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, Folk-experimental duo 'The Huns' with bassist/multi instrumentalist Taylor Savvy as well as ‘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 sound has been regularly featured
on radio and television 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 set to debut in October 2017 on the
German Public Television Network ARD.
Artist and ensemble collaborations have included: