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David Garrett

(Born September 04, 1980)

David Garrett (born David Christian Bongartz) is the worldwide famous German-American classical and crossover violinist virtuoso, composer and actor, the winner of numerous music awards, the fastest violinist (Guinness World Records, 2008).

Garrett was born in Aachen, Germany. He gets his 1st violin at age 4. A year later, he took part in a competition and won 1st prize. Young David makes his first appearance with the Hamburg Philharmonics at the early age of 10. He received his 1st Stradivarius violin at the age of 11. At age 13 he is the youngest artist to be awarded an exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. In 1999 David moves to New York for studing at the prestigious Julliard School.

David Garrett is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as "the fastest violinist virtuoso" (he performs "Flight of the Bumblebee" by N.I.Rimskogo-Korsakov on a Stradivarius violin for one minute, it's about 13 notes per second!) in 2008.

In 2013 David Garrett starred in 'The Devil's Violinist' movie (in the character of the 19th-century violinist Niccolò Paganini), and also participated in the project as a composer and arranger.

David Garrett is not only a technically brilliant recording artist who has received the praise and support of such eminent violin virtuosos as Ida Haendel, Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin. His greatness is also reflected in his mental countenance.

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