David Garrett - open air from Verona (2019) on arte
"For over ten years, star violinist David Garrett has been thrilling a worldwide audience with his crossover program of rock and pop songs mixed with classical music. The "Unlimited" tour combines Garrett's greatest hits - played against the impressive historical backdrop of the Roman arena in Verona. David Garrett uses new technologies on this tour to merge music and images into an overwhelming and almost cinematic concert experience," writes arte as an announcement for this extraordinary concert experience. Furthermore, the artist himself has his say in the interview.
David Garrett receives BZ-Kulturpreis
David Garrett received the BZ Culture Prize in Berlin on 28 January. Around 600 invited guests celebrated him and the other winners in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. As one of the highlights, the violin virtuoso was presented with the Bronze Bear and was honoured with an artistic performance specially selected for him.
David Garrett starts his anniversary tour "Unlimited" with concerts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
DAVID GARRETT gave the go-ahead for his anniversary tour "Unlimited" in Chemnitz on 4 May 2019.
In May 2019 he gives 19 concerts in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. (04.05. Chemnitz, Arena - 05.05. Erfurt, Messehalle - 07.05. Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena - 10.05. Dortmund, Westfalenhalle - 11.05. Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena - 12.05. Cologne, LANXESS arena - 14.05. CH - Zurich, Hallenstadion - 15.05. Stuttgart, Schleyer-Halle - 17.05. Hannover, TUI-Arena - 18.05. Braunschweig, Volkswagen Halle - 19.05. Leipzig, Arena - 21.05. Bremen, ÖVB Arena - 22.05. Schwerin, Sport- und Kongresshalle - 24.05. Kiel, Sparkassen Arena - 25.05. Hamburg, Barclaycard-Arena - 27.05. Mannheim, SAP-Arena - 28.05. Frankfurt, Festhalle - 29.05. Munich, Olympiahalle - 31.05. A - Vienna, Stadthalle).
From September 2019 the international tour will begin, with concerts in Italy (Arena di Verona), Poland, Israel, Turkey, the Czech Republic, the Baltic States, Belarus, etc.
The new show concept and program selection will inspire audiences and press alike.
Here first discussions and reports:
Violin Star David Garrett dazzles with Tchaikovsky in Aachen
On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, David Garrett gave a concert in his hometown of Aachen – for the first time in over twelve years. The violin star performed the illustrious violin concerto by Peter Tchaikovsky to a sold-out crowd at the Kurpark Classix. Accompanied by the Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Garrett displayed his virtuosity and wowed his listeners.
Critics were also impressed: “With a smile, he stands next to the podium, the concert begins, Garrett assumes the posture, staggers his stance, stable yet mobile. Within the first bars, he delves deeply into Tchaikovsky's work, a work that is both hailed and feared by many a virtuoso. No question about it, as a seasoned virtuoso with a palpable joy for detail, Garrett both technically and artistically masters every facet. Powerful “strokes”, soft-fingered sequences, silken melancholy, and violent emotional upheavals – Garrett lets his violin sing and sigh, eliciting the unbelievable time and again, and assuring that pulse rates are raised.” (Aachener Zeitung, Sept. 5Th, 2017)