David Garrett plans return trip to Boston

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After delivering two sold out shows at the Berklee Performance Center earlier this year, David Garrett has revealed plans to return to Boston in 2011 for an even bigger show. The virtuoso violinist will perform at Symphony Hall in Boston on Tuesday, February 15. Tickets for the show, which range in price from $32.50 to $42.50, are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website.

Garrett, the best-selling new classical artist of 2009, is touring in support of his new release, Rock Symphonies. On the album, he tackles rock classics such as Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, U2’s “Vertigo” and Metallica’s “Master of Puppets”. Garett is backed by his band and The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on Rock Symphonies. His live concert special “Rock Symphonies Live!” is currently being featured nationwide on PBS including on local outlets WGBH and WGBY.

Born in Aachen, Germany to a German father and an American mother, Garrett first learned to play the violin at age four and made his first appearance with the Hamburg Philharmonics at the early age of ten. His technically jaw-dropping performance of “Flight of the Bumblebee” was recorded in the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records as the fastest-ever performance of the piece (66 seconds).

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