German Government hires violinist to make people stay home

German Government hires violinist to make people stay home


norman lebrecht

March 18, 2020

It’s David Garrett. Stay where you are.



  • Gustavo says:

    A toxic combination -bound to go viral.

  • NYMike says:

    Kreisler with too much schlag.

  • stay at home says:

    David Garrett is an excellent reason to stay at home – especially when he opens his mouth (to speak) !

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    If I heard the schlock he plays, I’d stay home too (I’m not saying anything about his abilities, because I’m not sure of them).

    • David K. Nelson says:

      David Garrett can really play. Which makes many of his publicity/ persona/repertoire choices rather sad. Not that a young person should be thinking “how will it seem, to be doing this at age 70?” but based on what we know from some actual rockstars, the answer is, “it looks damned creepy, that’s what.”

  • Lighthouse keeper says:

    Overheard at a barbecue party in Israel, summer 1998. A notable inernational violinist telling David Bongartz (as he was then called): “It is not there where you are looking for it”.

  • Doug says:

    I detest anyone taking a “marketing approach” to ANY crisis. The only words that come to mind are base and vile. Please SHUN HIM.