Karl Bjarnhof was born in 1898 in the small town of Vejle in Denmark. His family lived in very moderate circumstances and was hard put to provide proper medical assistance for the boy, who began to go blind at an early age. He has been totally blind for many years. Bjarnhof's musical talents and interests were manifest from the beginning, and he developed into one of Denmark's best violoncellists...He is now chiefly known for his radio work as feature writer, music commentator, quizmaster and interviewer. He has been editor of a Copenhahen newspaper and written several books.