Groundbreaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, whose new album ‘Elements’ was released on 16th October ’15, has announced details of a full UK tour in the spring of 2016. The full list of shows is:
8th BRISTOL Colston Hall
9th BRISTOL Colston Hall
11th BRIGHTON Dome
12th BRIGHTON Dome
14th MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
15th MANCHESTER Bridgewater Hall
16th LONDON Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
17th LONDON Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
19th NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall
20th EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Einaudi will play a selection of pieces from his new album ‘Elements’ as well as a number of compositions from his illustrious back catalogue. ‘Elements’ features 12 tracks which interweave piano, strings, percussion, guitar and electronica and it is simultaneously exhilarating and transcendent. It is inspired by nature’s elements, mathematical and scientific elements, musical forms and works of art.
Says Einaudi: “While I enjoy the period of contemplation, learning, inspiration and hard work that goes into the composing and recording process, it is in the live arena in communion with the audience that my work really comes alive. I’m really looking forward to performing ‘Elements’ live and am delighted that I will be returning to the UK, where the audiences are always so sophisticated and welcoming.”
Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the classical charts worldwide, particularly here in the UK and in his home country Italy, and he has sold over 1.8 million records. He is the most streamed classical artist in the UK with over130 million streams.
Einaudi has provided music for more than 20 films including Shane Meadows’ ‘This Is England’ and the TV sequel ‘This Is England ‘86’, for which he earned aBAFTA nomination; his collaboration with Meadows continues to this day as the recently broadcast third and final part in his ‘This Is England’ trilogy (This Is England ’88) featured several Einaudi compositions including pieces from ‘Elements’. Einaudi has also provided music for the French Oscar nominee ‘Untouchables’ and the acclaimed Canadian film ‘Mommy’ as well as Ricky Gervais’TV series ‘Derek’.
Einaudi has performed to huge crowds at the world’s most prestigious venues. His most recent UK shows include sell-out performances at Blenheim Palace, Hammersmith Apollo, 7 nights at the Barbican and headlining the iTunes festival at the Roundhouse.
His music has been described as minimalist, alt-classical, ambient and contemporary, but it defies easy classification. He sums it up best: “There is something in it that comes from classical, but I have influences from different music I have experienced in my life, from African music to folk and rock.”