The German-born American virtuoso violinist David Garrett draws halls around the world for his extraordinary skill and unconventional image.
David Garrett loves and plays the music of Mozart and Marilyn Manson, Bach and ACDC, Chopin and Aerosmith, virtuoso on his violin playing Metallica hits and works of classics. The artist shatters the stereotype that playing the violin is boring, unfashionable, and only for the select few. David Garrett plays for everyone, his name is in the Guinness Book, he wears ripped jeans and plays the violin for a million dollars.
David Garrett has a 20-year career as a virtuoso violinist. Already at the age of 13, he was the youngest musician ever to sign an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon. In April 1997, at the age of 16, he performed with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta in Delhi and Bombay in concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of Indian independence. His teachers included Zakhar Bron, Isaac Stern, and Ida Haendel.
It has been said of him, “His powerful, thrilling and expressive playing was stunning. Everyone who had the pleasure of teaching him recognized his exceptional giftedness and incredible talent.
Since 2007, with the release of his first album “Virtuoso,” he has gradually set new standards both in the classical scene and in the intersection and blending of styles.
David confidently shatters stereotypes about playing the violin, as if it were tedious and uninteresting. His music is enjoyed by everyone without exception.
In Germany, he has twice won the award for best-selling classical music CDs: in 2010. “Classic Romance” for his recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, in 2011. – “Legacy” for its recording of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Ion Marin with cadenzas by Fritz Kreisler.
“Legacy” was an incredible success: it entered the Media Control Charts at number 6 (the highest position ever held by a classical music CD in Germany). In the classical music charts this album topped the charts in England and in Germany. In addition, in Germany it reached the status of “platinum disc”.
The well-known composition ” Csardas” performed by David Garrett sounded in a new way, in a special way. It was probably because of his inimitable way of playing the violin.