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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Drew Tretick ~ Classical Music's Violinist Extraordinaire

A classically trained violinist and graduate of the renowned Julliard School in New York City, Drew Tretick has garnered many accolades working with some of music's most iconic artists. An interview by Robert Walker, see HubPages.

PERFORMING WITH MIKE GARSON

Drew appeared with Mike Garson (David Bowie's legendary pianist) and orchestra at Segerstrom Hall. A believer in the healing power of music, Garson wrote this Tango for his "Symphonic Suite for Healing." On stage, a 72 year-old woman with Parkinson's proved how compelling music is for symptomatic relief, as she dances effortlessly with her husband.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Drew Tretick's London Symphony Orchestra recording with legendary arranger, Bob Krogstad (Natalie Cole, Mel Torme, Michael Crawford, Disney, etc.); a collection of Cinema Classics meticulously engineered by Toby Foster and Grammy winning engineer, John Kurlander. See the CD page/iTunes to listen, download and order CDs.

PERFORMING WITH ANDREA BOCELLI

Benefiting Andrea Bocelli's Arpa Foundation and the Children's Partners Foundation, Drew performed with Andrea Bocelli and guests each contributing $1500 to attend the benefit raising $100,000 for these charities, see Miracle News and promotional flyer.

KAREN CHEN WINS GOLD

Karen Chen wins the U.S. Figure Skating Championships with the highest competition score ever while skating to Drew Tretick's London Symphony Orchestra recording of "The Godfather" (from his Cinema Classics album). Drew's music has also been used for the Champions On Ice Olympic winners tour, and is in the skating program of Viktoria Borzenkova and Andrei Chuvilaev, as chosen by famed skating coach, Tamara Moskvina. Drew's version of Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye) was used by Olympic Gold Medal Champion skaters, including Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze who tied with Canada's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier at the Salt Lake City Olympics. It has also been used by the top contenders in the Russian Nationals skating competitions.

RICHARD SHERMAN & DREW

Drew was honored to be invited by the Robert B. Sherman family to perform for the late songwriter's ceremony. With his brother Richard (below) they wrote classics such as "It's a Small World," and songs for musicals such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Tom Sawyer, Winnie the Pooh, Charlotte's Web, and many more. The Sherman brother's "Feed the Birds" was Walt Disney's favorite song.

FILM SCORES, GRAMMY

Drew has recorded violin and viola solos for a number of film releases and for Grammy winning recording artists.

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