Violin Virtuoso David Garrett Set to Thrill Oceania with ICONIC Tour

by Madonna

Oceania – World-renowned rockstar violinist, David Garrett, is poised to make his highly anticipated debut in Oceania with a series of captivating concerts scheduled for September and October 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

Garrett, celebrated for his extraordinary talent and multiple platinum-selling albums, will grace stages in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Auckland as part of his globally acclaimed ICONIC tour. This tour has already seen him enthrall audiences in over 30 cities across eight countries.

In a statement expressing his excitement, Garrett shared, “I am so thrilled to finally perform in Australia and New Zealand. I’ve been waiting for this for such a long time. We are going to play a wonderful classical tour called ICONIC. I can’t wait to see everyone.”

The ICONIC tour marks a significant milestone as it represents Garrett’s inaugural performances in Oceania. For these concerts, Garrett will be joined by a trio consisting of guitar and bass, adding a contemporary flair to his classical repertoire. The performances will showcase his latest Deutsche Grammophon album, “ICONIC,” which pays homage to the Golden Age of 20th-century violinists, featuring collaborations with Andrea Bocelli, flautist Cocomi, and trumpeter Till Brönner.

Promising an enchanting fusion of classical and contemporary music, the tour will be a soulful tribute to legendary violinists whose works have inspired Garrett since his early years. Audiences can anticipate renditions of classical masterpieces by the likes of Mozart, Vivaldi, Dvořák, Schubert, and JS Bach, among others.

Adding to the allure of the Oceania leg of ICONIC, Garrett will introduce his cherished new violin, a 1734 Guarneri del Gesù once owned by virtuoso Gaetano Pugnani. Acquired at auction in June 2022 for €3.5 million, this violin’s debut performance on this tour holds special significance for Garrett.

In his own words, Garrett explained, “I am particularly excited to introduce my new violin on this tour: a Guarneri del Gesù from 1734, once owned by the great virtuoso Gaetano Pugnani. One of the main reasons why I acquired this wonderful instrument, which has not been played for such a long time, was this tour – so that I could present it to you. I believe that the sound of a Guarneri violin can express all the vulnerability and fragility, everything human – whereas a Stradivarius always sounds somewhat superhuman. Especially with my current repertoire, which is full of big emotions and feelings, that fragile human touch is much more important to me than the superhuman sound of a Stradivarius. That’s why my new Guarneri del Gesù is the perfect violin for the ICONIC concerts – and hopefully you will enjoy listening to it as much as I love playing it.”

Oceania fans are in for an unforgettable experience, as Garrett continues to push the boundaries of violin performance with his remarkable virtuosity and showmanship.

David Garrett’s journey as a pioneering icon of crossover violin began when he became the youngest student ever to attend the prestigious Julliard School of Music in New York City at the age of 10. Mentored by renowned violinists Itzhak Perlman and Dorothy DeLay, Garrett’s prodigious talent led him to win the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Competition, launching his career as a professional violinist.

With over 5 million album sales to his name, Garrett has performed for esteemed audiences, including the British Royal Family and President Obama. He has also graced global sporting events such as the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final. In 2022, David released his autobiography, “If You Only Knew,” offering a unique glimpse into his world.

This tour marks David Garrett’s triumphant return to international concert stages, promising an evening of unparalleled auditory indulgence that should not be missed.

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