David Garrett delights with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Lucerne
David Garrett performed in Lucerne as soloist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and presented the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35 by Peter Tchaikovsky. Under the baton of Juanio Mena on March 17th, 2017 in the sold-out concert hall of the KKL Lucerne, the violin star demonstrated his virtuosity and wowed the audience. In addition to the violin concerto, Garrett's encore in which the orchestra accompanied him with pizzicati like a large guitar, received particular applause. Critics were equally delighted by the concert and in particular by Garrett's interpretation of Tchaikovsky.
“The folklorically-inspired Finale certainly provided an ideal playground. But until then, Garrett once again leaves the most personal of impressions where, like his chat on the conductor's podium, the music withdrew into its private spheres: how, in the slow movement, Garrett let the simple melodies search, speak and sing, diversely blending them into the orchestra soli, was first-class in terms of artistic spontaneity.” (Zentralschweiz am Sonntag, March 19th, 2017)