Carol Balan – The Blonde Gypsy

This website is dedicated to a man that I never knew, my grandfather Carol Balan, by all accounts one of the best violinists and band leaders across Europe in the late 1920’s through to the 1940’s.

I do hope that through these pages I can reach anyone who knew him, or any relatives around the world who may be able to shed some light on his life and help me piece together his life story.

Please visit Carol’s Album to see 63 pictures and letters that he collected in an album throughout his musical career, and that was generously donated to me by his stepson in Youngstown Ohio.