David Garrett – A world star privately

The documentary by Cordula Kablitz-Post portrays both the classical and the crossover artist David Garrett. Among other scenes, excerpts from the concert in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, which is one of the highlights of his tour this year, can be seen.

Star violinist David Garrett is now over 40 years old. The former classical music prodigy not only fills concert halls, but also delights millions of fans worldwide with his own musical arrangements and polished stage shows. It's a hard-earned success that comes with many hardships, starting in childhood, the desire for artistic recognition and the search for self.

In the middle of his life, Garrett draws a first, very personal summary. How did he become who he is today? What is his relationship with his parents, especially his father, who drilled him on the violin? Who does he trust today? How does he deal with the fact that hardcore classical musicians turn up their noses at his name?

The curse and blessing of global success, but also the many facets of David Garrett as a person, become clear.  The documentary shows David Garrett more openly and privately than ever before. He opens his archive to previously unpublished video material. The most important stations of his life are visited and companions, friends and family tell their stories. Whether in New York, where the turning point of his life took place, in Amsterdam during intensive studio recordings, in Berlin, the city of his childhood, or on Mallorca, where he seeks relaxation.

There will also be excerpts from the concert at the Caracalla Baths in Rome, which is one of the highlights of his tour this year.  There is even more of this concert on ARTE following the documentary.

Screening dates
21. August 2022, arte
52 minutes
Cordula Kablitz-Post
Cordula Kablitz-Post
Director of Photography
Ulf Behrens
Chris Rowe
Film Editing
Lars Billert
Max Bartusch
Matthias Greving
Kirsten Lukaczik
Line producer
Anne Reißner
Michael von Wolfframsdorff (Koordination)