Though his roots are in firmly planted in the classical music tradition, German-American violin virtuoso David Garrett – who made his Nippertown concert debut at The Egg on Friday – has made some surprising career-choices along the way.
He won his first violin competition at the age of five and released his first record at 14. And he studied at Juilliard – with Itzhak Perlman, no less.
But he also modeled for Armani. And he’s earned an entry in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest performance of his encore piece that evening, “The Flight of the Bumblebee.”