David Garrett on the most difficult piece in the world
29 April 2014, 18:59
David Garrett is one of the most exciting, unpredictable and notorious stars of the classical world - and we've got him playing at Classic FM Live. Jane Jones spoke to the man himself before he took to the stage.
As if being a top-class violinist and general classical rockstar wasn't enough, David Garrett is also the man who played Paganini. Garrett chats to Classic FM's Jane Jones ahead of his performance at Classic FM Live about how he enjoyed his role in Paganini biopic The Devil's Violinist, as well as the challenges of playing Paganini live.
He elaborated on his programme for the concert, Paganini's Caprices no. 24, the preparations for which he did not take lightly: "You don't have to be a classic fanatic to know the starting melody, and of course it's a huge challenge to play the 24th Paganini Caprice... I think no other violinist would doubt that this is the most iconic and most difficult piece ever written."