About David Garrett

Youngest virtuoso-David Garrett

A young violinist from America, David Garrett, who got into the Guinness Book of Records for the most virtuoso game, is only 35 years old.

He learned to play the violin when he was only 4 years old. His father was a lawyer and his mother was a famous ballerina. He took his surname from his mother, because it is easy to remember and pronounce. At the age of 7, the second Mozart was already studying at the conservatory, and at 12 gave solo concerts paired with the famous violinist Ido Handel. It is not known why he entered London’s King’s College, from where he was eforced for frequent passes due to touring. He himself later joked that their paths had simply diverged because of incompatibility, his and college. In 1999, David enrolled at the Juilliard School in New York. Four years later he became the best composer of the school. Due to lack of funds, the violinist had to agree to work as a model, as he has a sophisticated appearance, correct facial features and a good physique.

The musician received his first Stradivarius violin at the age of 11 personally from the President of Germany, and at 13 he had already recorded his own disc. At 16, the violinist played with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra. He was offered to star in a show on the BBC channel. In his first album, he tried to get young people to show interest in classical music. He plays modern rock compositions and famous soundtracks, country and folk music. His game amazes with its speed and purity of sound. In addition to works by Paganini, Chopin, Roman-Korsakov (known “Flight of the Bumblebee”), the violinist plays and contemporary composers. He gradually reached the celebrity, he was invited even to advertise the handles of a well-known firm. In 2013, David starred in the film Paganini-violin devil, where he plays the main role, masterfully performing the music of Paganini. Especially memorable is paganini’s famous game on one string, which Garrett repeated brilliantly. David also composed the soundtracks for the film.

Now the musician gives 200 concerts a year, while maintaining excellent form. Recently, the violinist visited Russia with concerts.

Garrett has a lot of fans, but not yet that kind of, which could become a life partner, enduring multiple separations because of the tour.

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