BAMBI for David Garrett
He performs like a pop star yet his home turf is classical music - David Garrett has been honoured with the BAMBI award in the category "classic". Seemingly without any efforts he manages to build a bridge between Mozart and Michael Jackson. The great violinist entices people to come to his sold out tour even if they might not have been interested in classical music before. David Garrett breaks down all musical barriers between different genres. By combining classic, rock, pop and jazz, his music breaks all resistance in the record industry. The incredible success of his cross-over music style can be measured by all his awards. Three times he has been awarded the “Echo Klassik” and the “Echo” which honours the best pop musicians. For is albums and DVDs he was awarded eight platinum records. He got his first violin at the age of four. At the age of 14 David Garrett signed his first recording contract. In 2001 David Garrett moved to New York to study music at the renowned Juilliard School of Music. After graduating he produced an album that combined classical music and pop music. Both his record label and his manager tried to dissuade him and predicted the album to be unsuccessful. David Garrett with his long hair, cool outfits and unimpressed by conventions, prevailed and ended up to be right. With the magical sounds that come from his Stradivari he currently even excites a cinema audience with the movie “Paganini: The Devil’s Violinist” where he portrays his idol, the great Niccolò Paganini. Inspired by the film, David Garrett now published the concert album “Garrett vs. Paganini” which is already on its way to the top of the charts.