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series: Artist Toolbox
air date: 4/12/13 1:00 PM
"One, two, three, four..." In this premiere episode of The Artist Toolbox, come and listen to the gypsy strings of the dazzling David Garrett, whose violin can conquer the classical work of composers such as Bach and Chopin as effortlessly, as gracefully, as old-world Russian folk music, as well as the more contemporary sounds of Metallica and Led Zeppelin. Sit in on a private rehearsal with the virtuoso violinist, known in Britain as "the David Beckham of classical music." Garrett, also a former model, is an international star everywhere from the catwalk to Billboard with chart-topping albums and gold and platinum selling discs, touching hearts and astounding audiences wherever he performs. From Vivaldi to Queen to Michael Jackson, the young German violinist weaves classical standards with rock and pop favorites for a thrilling performance in his first PBS special, DAVID GARRETT: LIVE IN BERLIN. With a career to make any artist envious, Garrett has been playing with the world's best orchestras since the precocious age of eight. Follow Garrett's rollercoaster romance with early stardom and enduring artistry in the life of a master violinist.
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