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Marantz¨ America is proud to sponsor world-renowned German classical and rock violinist David Garrett on his 21-city U.S. Tour. Marantz is a longtime supporter and proponent of both classical and rock music, leading to a natural fit between David and the brand. David's arrangements convey both the excitement and emotion of classical music while engaging younger audiences with his stunningly modern rock and pop compositions.

Just as Marantz has been renowned for our unmatched performance and build quality, David Garrett sets the highest quality standards for himself, his music and his performances. In fall 2007 the recording artist made his appearance in Germany with the release of his crossover album Virtuoso, becoming one of the most exciting crossover stars in the music world today and has been redefining standards in the classic and crossover scene step by step ever since.

Garrett was discovered at the age of 9 by the world's most revered violinist, Yehudi Munuhin, making his first public appearance in Hamburg, Germany at age 10. By age 11 he was playing symphony concerts around the world and at age 13 he was signed to the worldÕs most prestigious classical music label, Deutsche Grammophon, becoming the youngest classical artist ever to sign a contract with record label.

David Garrett is not only a technically brilliant recording artist, who has received the praise and support of such eminent violin virtuosos as Isaac Stern, Yehudi Menuhin and in particular Ida Haendel, but his greatness is also reflected in his mental countenance. As one of the few classically versed artists, David has an undistorted perspective on tradition and modernity. This balance of tradition and modernity is how Marantz approaches its beautifully classic yet modern product designs, combining our commitment to creating the best sounding products using the most advanced audio technologies.

In 2009 GQ Germany named David the ÒMan of the Year for MusicÓ and in 2010 David was named ÒThe WorldÕs Fastest ViolinistÓ by the Guinness Book of World Records, breaking the recordá for the fastest-ever account of ÒThe Flight of the Bumblebee.

Already hugely popular in Europe, David is quickly building a new global audience in support of his latest Rock Symphonies album. He recently performed live on NBC's The Today Show and unofficially kicked off his U.S. tour with a surprise flash mob performance at New York's popular Eataly restaurant, where he performed a crowd-pleasing version of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal with a little help of restaurant employees and onlookers!