After his successful tour "Alive-my Soundtrack" in 2022 with 32 concerts in 11 countries, David Garrett opens a new chapter with ICONIC.
His new classical album ICONIC will be released by Deutsche Grammophon on November 4, 2022. ICONIC is inspired by legendary violinists whose gems and soulful melodies thrilled David Garrett as a child. Music by Bach, Dvořák, Gluck, Kreisler, Mendelssohn and Schumann, to name but a few, can be heard in new arrangements for violin, guitar and orchestra (by Franck van der Heijden and David Garrett). David Garrett will play the program for the first time in a trio together with guitar and bass in concert.
David Garrett’s personal choice of music evokes the golden era of violin virtuosi, when performers such as Zino Francescatti, Arthur Grumiaux, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler and Yehudi Menuhin delighted audiences with popular encores and other miniatures. They raise the young musician’s admiration until today. David immersed himself in their timeless recordings as role models and as a result conceived the program ICONIC.
“Unfortunately, many beautiful works from the early days of the great virtuosos have fallen into oblivion,” says David. “That's why it means all the more to me that I now have the opportunity to bring all these beautiful pieces back to life.”
The ICONIC Tour starts in mid-March 2023. The concerts, with the official ticket links, will be published gradually over the next few weeks.