David Garett in Bulgaria
The famous violinist comes to our country for the first time with his classical program
David Garrett comes to our country for the first time with a classical program and a new album. After his successful "Alive" tour in 2022 with 32 concerts in 11 countries, which also passed through Sofia, the famous violinist opens a new chapter with ICONIC. His concert is on July 3, at the Ancient Theater in Plovdiv.
The tour features his new classic album ICONIC, released in November 2022, inspired by legendary fiddlers whose tunes thrilled Garett as a child. The music of Bach, Dvořák, Gluck, Kreisler, Mendelssohn and Schumann are just some of the names we will hear in a new arrangement. David Garrett presents them in his concerts for the first time in a trio of violin, guitar and bass.
David Garrett's personal choice of music recalls the golden age of violin virtuosos, when performers such as Zino Francescati, Arthur Grummio, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler and Yehudi Menuhin delighted audiences with popular miniatures and exquisite melodies. They arouse the admiration of the young musician to this day. Immersing himself in their timeless records and following their model, Garrett created his ICONIC program.
"Unfortunately, many beautiful works from the early days of the great virtuosos have fallen into oblivion," says David. "That's why it means even more to me that I now have the opportunity to give new life to all these beautiful pieces."
David Garrett began playing the violin at the age of four. Made his stage debut when he was ten years old and became the youngest artist ever signed to Deutsche Grammophon just three years later. By his mid-teens, he was building a stellar solo career and had recorded all twenty-four of Paganini's Caprices. He later enrolled at the world-famous Juilliard School in New York as one of Itzhak Perlman's first students.
Over the past two decades, Garrett has performed with many of the world's leading orchestras and conductors and has reached new audiences around the world with concerts that include rock anthems, classical sonatas, film themes and solo miniatures. At the beginning of 2022 he published his autobiography "If only you knew" ("Wenn ihr wüsstet") telling about the rocky road he walked from a child prodigy to a world-famous musician.
Come hear David Garrett's classical program for the first time in our country. His concert is on July 3, 2023, at the Ancient Theater in Plovdiv. Tickets are available in the Eventim system.