MARANTZ TO SPONSOR 21 -CITY FEBRUARY U.S. TOUR OF WORLD -RENOWNED CLASSICAL AND ROCK VIOLINIST DAVID GARRETT
-- U.S. Tour to Support Garrett's "Rock Symphonies" Album; Kick- Off with Energetic "Flash Mob" Performance at Manhattan's "Eataly" --
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NEW YORK, NY - - Marantz® America, a world leader of advanced home entertainment solutions, today announced that it is supporting world -renowned German classical and rock violinist David Garrett as sponsor of his 21 -city February U.S. Tour. Marantz' tour sponsorship includes an integrated marketing initiative to directly support key retailers across the country, as well as generate exciting music content for Marantz' new website (www.Marantz.com) and other social media platforms.
For almost 60 years, Marantz, has been renowned for its leading -edge audiophile strengths, unmatched performance and build quality, and in 2010, the company launched its most comprehensive line of high -tech home entertainment products ever. Kevin Zarow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marantz America, explained how the company's new direction aligns with the David Garrett sponsorship.
Noted Zarow: "In our approach to beautiful yet modern product design, Marantz combines our commitment to creating the best sounding products using the most advanced audio technologies with our deep passion for music - all to deliver an extremely high quality and emotionally connected listening experience. And as a longtime supporter and proponent of both classical and rock music, our sponsorship of David Garrett is a perfect fit. Just as Marantz creates products that position us for leadership in today's new era of digital entertainment, David conveys both the excitement and emotion of classical music while engaging younger audiences with his stunningly modern rock and pop compositions. We are delighted to be working with such an exciting talent in this stage of a career that is sure to set the world on fire!"
David Garrett stated: "As a musician, the quality of sound as well as performance is of the utmost importance. My whole life I've been searching for perfection; with Marantz, I am very pleased to be working with a brand that shares this ambition."
Energetic Combination of Classical, Rock, Pop, and Rhythm and Blues!
Garrett is one of the most exciting crossover stars in the music world today. He made his first public appearance at the Hamburg Philharmonic when he was ten and at 13 became the youngest classical artist ever to sign a contract with a record label. After graduating from New York's prestigious The Juilliard School in 2004, where he was among the first stuidents to study with Itzhak Perlman, he launched a unique career that energetically combines classical elements with those of pop, rock and rhythm and blues. Already hugely popular in Europe, he is fast building a new global audience in support of his "Rock Symphonies" album. He recently performed live on NBC's "The Today Show", http://bcove.me/bvkkp9fy), and he kicked off his U.S. tour unofficially 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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ihR2XrQ8UI.
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Founded in 1953, Marantz is a world -renowned manufacturer of premium home entertainment components, committed to upholding the tradition of technological superiority and outstanding performance initiated by founder Saul Marantz. The company's deep roots in audio and legacy of creating some of the world's most respected audio products have earned it a singular reputation for excellence and innovation. Building on this foundation, the three main pillars of the Marantz philosophy today are superior sound quality, impeccable design and total user convenience. Marantz audio and video components are carried by many of the nation's premier audio/video retailers and professional custom installers. Additional information is available at www.us.marantz.com and www.facebook.com/marantzamerica. Marantz America is a wholly owned subsidiary of D&M Holdings Inc.
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