Questions for David GarrettViolinists: Recordings and Performances: Talking with David Garrett tomorrow; y'all have any questions for him?
From Laurie Niles
From Skylar NguyenWhy is he so cute?
Posted on June 5, 2012 at 08:25 PM
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!
From Laurie NilesReal questions, people! ;)
Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:15 PM
From Patrick LengkongI've always wondered.
Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:45 PM
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>
From Simon Streuffhow much show is acceptable and what is too much? is or will he ever teach? Will we hear him sometimes with Sibelius or Brahms VC?
Posted on June 5, 2012 at 10:59 PM
From Laurie NilesHis new recording is of the Beethoven, actually.
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 01:06 AM
From Wally YuHow's his repaired Guadagnini?
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 03:51 AM
From Skylar NguyenLaurie-
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 04:07 AM
is it to real question, very important as a matter of fact ;D
BTW, I thought it was his Strad........
From Terry HsuWhat 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?
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 04:08 AM
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?
From Laurie Niles:) There we go! Yes, there seems to be confusion over the Strad/Guad. I'm under the impression it was a Strad that was broken.
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 05:41 AM
From Momoko TakahashiWhat 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.)
Posted on June 7, 2012 at 02:02 AM
From Carlo BallaraDefinantly a Guad broken. He's playing a Strad now.
Posted on June 8, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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.
From David WhitehurstDid you find out about the Paganini movie he's going to be doing?
Posted on June 10, 2012 at 05:32 AM
From Laurie NilesDavid, hmm, interesting, I did not! I'll see if I can't get that, though.
Posted on June 10, 2012 at 05:41 AM
From Roxanne HartI would like to ask David, what is a perfect day for him?
Posted on June 11, 2012 at 06:13 AM
From Nate RobinsonWhy does he play Hora Staccato with spiccato? Also any plans on him setting a new 'Guinness record' for fastest Beethoven Concerto? :)
Posted on June 11, 2012 at 02:03 PM
From Simon Streuffcoming to the beasty questions: What does he say about this compared to his "world record":
Posted on June 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
From Nate Robinson
Posted on June 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM
From Skylar Nguyen-Simon
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 12:16 AM
That that dude with the Hitler's beard is dead already :p
From Carlo Ballara@Skylar. Hitler, to my knowledge did not have a beard. Kavakos is alive and well. I heard him play the Sibeleus live. I will never forget that concert. Incredible musicality.
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 06:22 AM
From Simon StreuffSkylar: 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.
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 07:01 AM
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. MohrCarlo is correct. Hitler never had a beard.
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 06:22 PM
He did sport a moustache though.
...btw...if you want to see Charlie Chaplin playing Hitler...Google 'The Great Dictator' 1940...
From Simon Streuffok, 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.
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 07:46 PM
From André OliveiraI always wanted to know who owns a Strad and a guad the difference between them,in terms of sound.
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 08:04 PM
From André Oliveirabut I think it has already been done a few days
Posted on June 12, 2012 at 08:21 PM
From Benedict GomezThe 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....
Posted on June 13, 2012 at 02:57 PM
From Terry HsuLaurie, when do we get to hear from David Garrett? Terry
Posted on June 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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