David Garrett
A | EE
Born
Aachen (Germany)
Studies
Germany, USA
Highlights
Youngest exclusive Artist for DGG at the age of 13 | Vienna Musikverein | London Philharmonic Orchestra
Recordings
Deutsche Grammophon | Decca
Short Biography
 “He is extremely honest to the intention of the composer. He doesn’t make unusual deviations of interpretation. He is very classically oriented, ‘cause that’s the way he grew up. So I’m very impressed with how true to the intentions of the composer he plays it. In other words he uses his technique and his beautiful sound to serve the music he’s playing. And that’s very important.“ (Zubin Mehta, Dezember 2013)

Since his return to the stage, now as a Juilliard School graduate and student of Itzhak Perlman, David Garrett has been on a continuous artistic path to present various programs in the Music Halls of this world. He is determined to introduce the Masterpieces of the classical genre to the a mass audience, using the popularity of his crossover programs.

In 2012 he was honored by her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II, and was chosen as “European Artist” to perform for her, during her Diamond Jubilee concert. In 2013, during US Presidents German visit, David Garrett was distinguished to perform for the US President and Chancellor Angela Merkel. In addition David was honored with the BAMBI award, the same year.

Like Leonard Bernstein, David Garrett believes that there are only two types of music – good and bad. This is explicitly noticeable in the crossover repertoire, where David Garrett combines a variety of different styles. Among these spectacular concerts, was the concert in Munich “Köningsplatz” in front of 17.000 people; his concert at the “Waldbühne” in Berlin; and several concerts in Mexico performing for 10.000 people selling out the “Auditorio Nacional” in 2014 and 2016. In November 2016, David Garrett is starting his “Explosive” world tour in Germany, which continues to Eastern Europe in December, cities include Moscow (Kremlin Palace), St. Petersburg, Minsk, Kiev, and Odessa. This tour continues in the spring of 2017 to Asia, America and the rest of Europe.

Despite his success in the crossover-genre, David Garrett stays true to his roots and frequently performs classical concerts.
Currently, David Garrett is performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin concerto, returning to the Russian National Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the RAI Turin, the Enescu Festival, and with the “Filharmonica della Scala” with Riccardo Chailly. In 2016, David Garrett will debut at the “Philharmonique de Monte Carlo” and with the “Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia”. This year he will be working with conductors such as Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Andrey Boreyko, Omer Meir Wellber, and Alondra de la Parra. In December 2016, David Garrett is honored to perform one of the seasons from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Anniversary concert of the Isreal Philharmonic Orchestra alongside Niccola Benedetti, Leonidas Kavakos and Julian Rachlin conducted by Manfred Honeck.


2016/2017
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