Why is he so cute? How did he get his finger to be so well oiled? Doesn't he think that his Bazzini dance of the Goblins is a bit "too slow" *wink*? How many hours do he practice/day? Did he start traditionally or with Suzuki? Is he gonna be touring the U.S anytime soon? Especially the winter-land Minnesota?
...Does he have a girlfriend yet?
P.S Laurie, you are sooo lucky to meet David in real life :D!
I've always wondered. If you're already famous, what is your influenced? Who do look up to? You are already a star is there any you still want to be good as? Who would you compare yourself among? Rachel Barton Pine? And lastly when and how did you acquire your current violin>
What is his take on the state of classical music? Does he have a strategy for making it more popular? Does he think that the classical music industry is too stodgy? Has he ever written his own cadenzas to any concertos and would he?
Who are his favorite violinists? Who are his favorite musicians? Does he have any intention of teaching, of getting married and/or having a family? What would he tell someone who was interested in making the violin a career?
What he'd suggest to performers on stage so we won't repeat his tragedy? (Even when wearing flat shoes I'm terrified of going down the steps - and holding on the rail for your dear life doesn't look very professional.)
Definantly a Guad broken. He's playing a Strad now.
Could you ask him what brand of lightweight case he was wearing when he fell down the stairs? It totally failed to protect his violin and I believe a Musafia would have prevented this. My guess is that it was either a BAM hightech or more likely one of Gewa's thermoshell cases.
Skylar: Hitler had a shorter beard (like Charlie Chaplin). And I hope you know that comparing someone to him isn't that complimentary and in germany politically incorrect. Plus Kavakos is from Greece, an country wich founded the european philosophical culture. And he is one hell of an violinist and an interesting living performer, still alive ;)
From N.A. Mohr
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Carlo is correct. Hitler never had a beard.
He did sport a moustache though.
...btw...if you want to see Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler...Google 'The Great Dictator' 1940...
ok, I didn't know that there is any difference in having a beard and a mustache. In germany the kind of beard Hitler had is just calles "Hitlerbart" wich means Hitler-beard. Wich is two fingers broad under the nose. But its more popular on british partys nowadays.
The one thing I'd want to know, is something that would be difficult to ask without sounding like a jerk. Which is, what did it feel like to break a Guadagnini? And I mean that deeply beyond the simplistic obviousness of the question, since a Guad, Amati, Strad etc.. isnt just a beautiful instrument, but a historical treasure of which there is a very small, fixed, limited quantity. I cant imagine how awful I would have felt had I destroyed something so wonderful, like ruining a Monet. But again, it's kindof a terrible question to ask unless he's a friend of yours, but emotionally, it's something I have wondered re: Garrett.... the guilt, how long did it take to get over it, etc....
From Terry Hsu
Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Laurie, when do we get to hear from David Garrett? Terry