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The violinist with the long hair

He is everywhere, the German violinist David Garrett. In the women's magazine "Barbara", he tells that he will find his long hair practically. The "Colorful" he reveals that he is in the morning, each with his Manager Wake. And now he sits in a Zurich Hotel and a dozen journalists with information about his new Tour, which bears the superlative in the title: "Unlimited – Greatest Hits".

for More superlatives to follow during the presentation. The Program? "A kind of Wagnerian total work of art". The Sound System? "The best of the Best". The Optic? "Really innovative". Then, flames flickering on the screen behind Garrett, his Silhouette appears in the fire. The following Track, we see a futuristic highway, on the poster plays the walls on the side Garrett. This now was only a foretaste, ' says he, "in the hall these effects are controlled live, with a whole new technology". The Visual is important in such a Show.

conquest of the United States is

and Then he disappears into the next room for the individual interviews, and the Manager is chatting with the Waiting. A perfectionist is the David, he says, insanely committed and creative, "for every Detail of your own ideas". And the people love him, even if, unfortunately, the same everywhere; in Eastern Europe it could happen that a performance is not sold out. Also for Zurich concert tickets are still available. But in South America, "because the Fans were so excited that we had to cancel the second gear through the audience, because you have him crushed at the first almost". The next target is the United States now that Garrett is alive, at least temporarily, but still pretty incognito. That's about to change, the marketing Department is out on just concepts.

The language of true change, not only in the titles of his Shows, but also the name. David Garrett was born as David Bongartz, 1980 in Aachen, Germany. But early on, a German lawyer and an American Ballerina – the name of the mother found his parents – suitable for the career of the young talent.

David is extremely creative, says his Manager, "for every Detail, he has an idea of your own".

for A classic career, it should be, and in the beginning you delivery conceivable smooth. Garrett came in early to Zakhar Bron, considered one of the most successful star-maker among the violin teachers. At 13, he had an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, two years later, he played the Mozart violin concertos with Claudio Abbado.

But at 19, he rose To close it all was to him, felt foreign to be determined. He moved to New York for a training with Itzhak Perlman at the Juilliard School. And realized that playing the Violin is not only a duty, but actually what he wants.

It took a while until he found what he was looking for: the Crossover and the Image as a classical rebel. He was not the First in order; the British violinist Nigel Kennedy occupied with Punk Outfit and works by Vivaldi, Miles Davis or Jimi Hendrix in the 80s the place as the Enfant terrible of the concert world. And from the Rock, it was discovered that the metalized classic also for a long time.

But Garrett took place after tough beginnings, his niche, and was soon as large as the stadiums in which he appeared. "Dangerous" or "Explosive" were his programs, he inspired those young people, which he had missed in the classic concerts: "There were mainly older audience," he says in the Zurich Hotel, "as a 15-Year-old to think that." He wanted to reach his Generation for his friends to play. Like Beethoven, or Debussy. But also different.

Ten years ago now – and David Garrett is become a brand name. Three million albums he has sold practically all landed in the Charts. Although he still plays occasionally in classical music concerts, with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Chailly hired him, with Zubin Mehta, he has performed on several occasions. But the masses, who know him because of his hair and his death's-head rings; because of the theme from "Pirates of the Caribbean", due to "Viva la Vida" by Coldplay or "The 5th" Beethoven blessed.

Although he is loose, one is immediately by You; but the conversation is not really in gear, he replies cautiously, almost suspiciously.

And Yes, also because of the one or the other headline. In 2016, his Ex-girlfriend, who he had met as an Escort-companion accused him of, due to violent sexual practices. Garrett has fought back vigorously against the allegations in the media; the case has been settled out of court beige, of his career, he seems to have not been harmed. Questions he answered no more.

otherwise, the Interview quickly, he may not actually questions. Although he is loose, one is immediately by You; but the conversation is not really in gear, he replies cautiously, almost suspiciously. He has commented previously openly about the Stress of a miracle child, and the ambition of the parents, he finds everything okay: "It is not to each child in a way that it always does what you ask of him." And in General: "I would not have been able to realize my dreams, if I had not done the work then."

Even with questions about the acoustics in large halls, he goes on the Defensive and grabbed his violin to show that he's capable of the nuances of The game at the bridge, the Vibrato, the articulation – "I learned everything thoroughly, I'm still a lot, and I don't play with gain is different than without". He doesn't need the Crossover, because he could the other, "I know I'm good". A Chailly hire him not because of his long hair, since only the performance on the count of: "This gives me the Credibility."

Or, to put it differently: It lifts him from André Rieu, the more successful the stadium Geiger, the supports, however, completely different mechanisms. Hairstyle instead of a mane, a cosiness, instead of rock bombast. Rieu, the good uncle with the violin, a Virtuoso, he must not be there. Garrett, by contrast, is on the devil's violinist, not coincidentally, he has embodied in Bernard Roses Paganini-Film of 2013, the most famous representative of this species – and also a part of the film sound tracks composed.

Rather with the eyes than with the ears

perceived, No doubt about it, Garrett has ambitions, and he has Talent. Although he plays a classical Repertoire braver than many a colleague in the tails (and also less idiosyncratic than Nigel Kennedy). But he can do more than his critics you trust him. And the Arrangements of the Popstücke, he writes, at least partially, yourself, are so effect - like style. That Garrett emphasized in every second sentence that he is a serious musicians : You understand it perfectly.

he is still perceived more with the eyes than with the ears: The man understands. Who cares for his Image so much, must expect that he will be reduced. Last question: is The naked woman with the covered eyes and Breasts on his T-Shirt, is the a Statement? No, pure coincidence, says Garrett, as if he can see the evil headline already: "I just got something from the suitcase, took what fit and was clean."

The Outfit for the Show: This will be, undoubtedly, no coincidence. David Garrett knows what he's up to his reputation of not guilty.

the concert in Zurich indoor stadium : 14. May, 20 clock (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 06.05.2019, 18:13 PM

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