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V is for Viva La Vida played by David Garrett

David Garrett (Bongarz) was born 4th September 1980 in Aachen, Germany His father is a lawyer and his mother a classical ballerina. ... In an attempt to imitate his big brother, David snatched up his violin when he was four years old and taught himself how to play the instrument on his own.


His, multifaceted talent was spotted early on: as a child prodigy, he made his stage debut at the age of 10 and became the youngest-ever artist to sign with the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon at the age of 13.


As a child he worked with conductors legends like Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado and Yehudi Menuhin. At the age of merely 15 he recorded all 24 of Paganini’s Caprices –Yehudi Menuhin has even praised him as “the greatest violinist of his generation”.


David opted for honing and broadening his skills, by enrolling at Juilliard School in New York where he become a student of Itzhak Perlman and fostered his already irrefutable place in the classical world.


After his graduation and continuing to this day David Garrett has been working with the most exceptional conductors in the classical field such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph Eschenbach, Riccardo Chailly, and Andrés Orozco-Estrada


For more info visit his website: https://www.david-garrett.com/en/


Viva La Vida


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