In the past, every great violinist had them ready at hand: short but exquisite pieces, encores mostly, sometimes highly virtuosic and sometimes lyrical, but always going to the heart. David Garrett has long been fascinated by this tradition. His current album ICONIC brings together the most wonderful encores by composers such as Vivaldi, Dvořák, Gluck, Kreisler, Raff, Mozart, and Schumann – as always with Garrett, in contemporary arrangements. For this project, the star violinist was awarded the OPUS Klassik as Bestseller of the Year along with a Golden Record. The tour in 2023 was so successful that Garrett is now following it with another: in an intimate setting, as a trio with guitarist Franck van der Heijden and Rogier van Wegberg on bass. The theme remains the same: short, exquisite pieces full of expressive power. As we can always count on from Garrett.