Dayton, OH (Top40 Charts/ Ludovico Einaudi
Official Website) - Ludovico Einaudi
is a household name in the U.K. and Europe
but in the U.S., he may be the most popular musician you've never heard of. But if you're a fan of film, television, or even basketball, you've probably heard his music. The NBA, the British TV series Doctor Zhivago, and films like This Is England and The Reader have all used Einaudi's lyrical, atmospheric works. His music is ambient, meditative and often introspective, drawing on minimalism, world music and contemporary pop.
Nothing in Ludovico Einaudi's family tree suggests that he would become a musician. But it does suggest that whatever he did, he would do well. The Einaudi family is a formidable one: Ludovico's grandfather, Luigi Einaudi, was Italy's second president, and, with a 7-year term, one of its most successful. His father, Giulio Einaudi, founded one of Europe's most respected publishing houses, working with authors like Italo Calvino and Primo Levi.
Early on, Ludovico studied music with Luciano Berio, one of the 20th-century's most accomplished classical composers, and developed the ability to write serious, brow-furrowing music; ultimately he found he wanted to write music that spoke directly to the heart instead. But Einaudi is neither a conventional classical composer nor an electronica artist; he has carved out his own genre and it's drawing fans all over the world at a record pace. In October, he is bringing his unique brand of classical ambient piano to the U.S. where he will return to major cities and will bow in three cities with the support of the radio stations that play his music.
Oct. 8 New York, NY
(H)itweek Presents Ludovico Einaudi at Angel Orensanz
Oct. 11 Denver, CO
KVOD presents Ludovico Einaudi at the Arvada Center
Oct. 12 Seattle, WA
KING FM presents Ludovico Einaudi at Benaroya Hall
Oct. 13 San Francisco, CA
KDFC presents Ludovico Einaudi at Herbst Theatre
Oct. 14 Los Angeles, CA
KCRW presents Ludovico Einaudi at Ford Amphitheatre
Oct. 16 Milwaukee, WI
WMSE presents Ludovico Einaudi at the Marcus Center