14 (CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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David Garrett

What people always forget is that before he was a crossover star, Garrett was a classically-trained musician of serious note. By the age of seven he was studying at the Lubeck Conservatoire in Germany, and left home at 17 after being accepted in to the Royal College of Music in London. He dropped out of RCM after only a semester, but only a couple of years later saw him move to New York and enrol at Julliard - where he studied under the legendary Itzhak Perlman, and in 2003 he won the Composition Competition of Juilliard School with a fugue composed in the style of Johann Sebastian Bach.

During his teenage years he also:

  • Was given a Stradivarious at just age 11 - as a personal gift from Richard von Weizsäcker, then-president of Germany, after hearing the young Garrett perform.
  • At the age of just 13, he signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon as their youngest-ever contracted soloist.
  • At 16, he played with the Munich Philharmonic under the direction of Zubin Mehta.

14 offers a snapshot of a year in the life of a young David Garrett, before he began selling out arenas and stadiums all over the world with his take on 'symphonic rock'.

For years it was believed that these recordings had been lost, but happily we are now able to hear them in all their youthful glory.