Wölki, Konrad

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Wölki, Konrad Gender: M
Konrad Helmut Wölki
born on 27 December 1904 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 05°16' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°11 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 20°50'


German composer, mandolinist and music educator who contributed to the musically critical appreciation of the Zupforchesters (German mandolin orchestras—may also include other plucked string instruments or conventional orchestral instruments). Historian Paul Sparks labeled Wölki "the founding father of modern German plucked-string music."

He was the author of a history of the mandolin, Geschichte der Mandoline (1939), as well as a three volume mandolin method, Deutsche Schule für Mandoline. He taught in Berlin, educating many of the next generation of mandolinists. Over the course of his life, he composed or arranged 103 pieces of published music.

Konrad Wölki died on 5 July 1983 in Frohnau in Berlin at age 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives (no. 3676).


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Fidelio Mandolin Orchestra, etc)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Mandolinist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Music)
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