Luminous, emotive, effortlessly lyrical and always supremely refined, the music and performance of Ludovico Einaudi have attracted an ever growing audience over the years. He has released a series of chart-topping albums, sells out the most prestigious concert halls worldwide. With a unique musical alchemy that draws on elements of classical, rock, electronica and world musics he has rendered traditional ideas of genre and audience divide obsolete and become one of the best known composers in the world.
Ludovico was born in Turin, Italy and trained as a classical composer and pianist at the Milan Conservatorio before continuing his studies with Luciano Berio, one of the most important composers of the twentieth century avant-garde. His career began with a series of prestigious commissions for institutions such as the USA’s Tanglewood Festival, Paris’ IRCAM and the National Center of Performing Arts of Beijing, but he turned away from what seemed a glittering classical career to forge his own musical path.
It was a bold strategy but one quickly rewarded.He has composed many award-winning scores including Doctor Zhivago (2002), Sotto falso nome (2004), Shane Meadows’ acclaimed film This is England (2006) and its television sequel This is England ‘86 (2010), which has brought a BAFTA nomination for Ludovico. In 2011 another acclaimed film used his music: Intouchables by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. Ludovico built on the impact of Le onde with a series of albums notable for their exuberant experimentation, such as Eden Roc (1999) and I giorni (2001). His best of collection from his first four albums Echoes: The Einaudi Collection (2003) has since gone to sell more than 100 000 copies.
As Ludovico’s fame grew, his concert schedule naturally grew along with it. It immediately led to two new albums, Diario Mali (2005), and his first live solo album La Scala Concert 03.03.03 (2003). A few years later, he released Divenire (2007), his greatest commercial success to date.
Ludovico has pursued his tour in India, Japan and the USA. Along the way he formed a collaboration with Robert Lippock of post-rock band To Rococo Rot: Cloudland (2009) and Nightbook (2009). In 2010 and 2011 he has been invited to conduct the Concertone of the Festival La Notte della Taranta in the Puglia region where more than 100 000 people danced the whole night away. In 2011 the collection Island which includes also some unpublished works reached a terrific success.
In a Time Lapse, recorded in October 2012 in a monastery near Verona, was released in January 2013. Since then he has been touring successfully in the main prestigious venues of the world.