Sunday, December 19, 2010

David Garrett - 'Rock Symphonies'

David Garrett is a world renowned classical violist who is enjoying major crossover appeal. Perhaps you saw him on Oprah playing "Flight of the bumblebee" in a record 1 minute - 6.56 seconds. That's 13 notes per second! His latest CD is aptly titled 'Rock Symphonies'. On it, David certainly expresses his rock side with the classics. This is the second CD, with his doing so. His first was released in 2009 titled Classic Romance'.

David started playing at the age of four. At the young age of ten, he played at the Hamburg Philharmonic. At the current age of twenty-nine he is a seasoned professional. David studied with with Itzhak Perlmann early on, and later won the 2003 Composition Competition at Julliard, playing music composed in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach.

David's music and playing ability is intense. As a friend, I can add I am amazed at his ability to remember details and conversations had, more than a year ago. Enhanced no doubt by his studied ability to recall notes and movements. And even without the violin, I always know I am in the presence of someone special.

More than anything, his love of music and the violin is innate. When he picks his violin up, they are one. The instrument becomes not just something he holds, but his very being. He is in his element. Beginning in February David will begin a US tour. I have listed a partial view of the dates. This is rare because he's generally playing throughout Europe. So don't miss him when he rock stars his way into your town!

lus, he isn't too bad to look at either!

Partial Upcoming US Tour Dates:

02/01/11 7:30 p.m.
Paramount Theater - Seattle, WA

02/02/11 8:00 p.m.
Aladdin Theater - Portland, OR

02/02/11 7:30 p.m.
Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA

02/05/11 7:00 p.m.
Wilshire Ebell Theater - Los Angeles, CA

02/06/11 7:30
Balboa Theatre - San Diego

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