German violinist David Garrett was a prodigy who found success in the classical music world before coming to the attention of pop crossover fans with his 2009 self-titled album. The child of an American mother and a German father, David's interest in violin began at the age of four, when his older brother received a violin from his father, who himself was an antique stringed-instrument dealer. By age 10 David had made his concert debut and by his teens had released two albums and appeared on television. After signing with Deutsche Grammophone, he studied with Itzhak Perlman and graduated from Juilliard. He subsequently played with many of the world's orchestras, including a 2008 tour with the Israel Philharmonic.