By Gabriela Acosta, MWN
David Garrett returns to the stage in August with the Alive World Tour. The so-called Classical Music Rockstar said he was happy to be back and present a new program with renditions of rock hits such as ‘Purple Rain’, ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’ and “November Rain.” without forgetting classic pieces such as Beethoven’s ‘Symphony No. 5’ or Debussy’s ‘Claro de Luna’.
The musician combines a virtuoso interpretation with modern sounds. He’s sold millions of records worldwide, making him a leader in this field, but he revealed the best advice he’s received in his career.
“’Don’t listen to anyone.’ I love to quote Stan Lee, who said at Comic-Con, “If you’ve got a great idea, don’t let an idiot take you away from it.” So basically what I’m saying is: find something you love to do and work hard at it. I am convinced that this is how you succeed in life. Not a commercial success, but an emotional success, that’s all we can dream of,” he said.
With his album Alive-My soundtrack, the violinist continues his musical history and embarks on a journey through the world of Hollywood, without forgetting his home. It is precisely this combination that makes David Garrett’s new album a contrasting listening experience.
“I have some incredible collaborators. We did ‘Ave Maria’ with tenor Andrea Bocelli. What an honor to work with my teacher, Itzhak Perlman, who is a legend of the violin; so yes, I choose each collaboration carefully, and I’m very honored that each of them wanted to work with me. I’m still a kid when I think of these people who collaborate with me. I’m very honored.
His image has always contrasted with the formal figure of the classical musician, with long hair, leather jackets and a rebellious rock attitude. Garrett commented to Metro what he thinks when they call him the Rockstar of Classical Music:
“At first I was a little skeptical about it, but I like rock music and I think I’m doing really well on the instrument (violin). In fact, I think this compliment comes from deep within. my heart, therefore, at 41, any compliment is welcome.