Star violinist David Garrett is now over 40 years old. The former classical music prodigy fills concert halls and 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 his 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 hardcore classical musicians who are skeptical of him?
In the process, the curse and blessing of global success and the many facets of David Garrett as a person become clear. The documentary shows David Garrett openly and privately as never before. For this, he opens his archive to previously unpublished video material.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 in Mallorca, where he seeks relaxation.
There will also be excerpts from the concert at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, one of his tour highlights this year. There is even more of this concert on ARTE following the documentary.