Franz Benteler and the 

Royal Strings

Franz Benteler passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on Friday March 12th, 2010.  He was born June 1, 1925.  He will be missed by many.

Auf Wiedersehen.

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Benteler is a Musical Institution

History of Franz Performing In Oakbrook


Franz Benteler is a Chicago legend. A favorite of Mayor Richard J. Daley, he has entertained in Chicago for the past 40 years.



Youtube Royal Strings Video


Franz retired from performing in 2007.  

Today many of the musicians who performed with Franz continue his tradition of fine music and showmanship with Carl Linden and Artists, Inc. Visit for more information.

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