Violinist Daniel Weltlinger’s latest album tells the story of his grandfather’s violin

The Berlin-based violinist Daniel Weltlinger recorded his latest album, "Szolnok," to tell the history of his grandfather's violin. We caught up with him in the studio to hear more about the story — plus a performance on the same violin.

Photo by Jess Sweetman

 

 

The Berlin-based violinist Daniel Weltlinger’s latest album, “Szolnok,” tells the story of his grandfather — who fled Europe during the war, violin in tow, before ending up in Australia — and how Weltlinger came to own and play that violin decades later.

We sat down with Weltlinger to learn more about his grandfather and hear music from the album, played live in-studio, from the same violin.

 

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