Ludovico Einaudi records latest album at
St George’s Bristol
Following two wonderful sell-out concerts in November 2010, internationally renowned pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi returned to St George’s Bristol in March 2011 to record his new album (title to be confirmed). The exceptional facilities at St George’s made it a natural choice for this world-class artist to perform and record in; the unique, famously beautiful acoustics of the concert hall and top quality equipment (Ludovico was particularly impressed with the Steinway grand piano he performed on at his concerts) combined to create the ideal space and perfect sound.
With a unique blend of classical melodies, pop structures and ambient atmospherics, Einaudi’s sweeping, intricately textured compositions are contemporary, meditative and deeply touching; one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling recording artists in both the classical and contemporary music worlds, each new release from Einaudi is a highly anticipated event.
‘The recording quality is ideal – natural, never aggressive.’ The Guardian
Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 Nov 1955 in Turin, Piedmont) is an Italian contemporary music composer and pianist. He began his musical training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, gaining a diploma in composition in 1982. That same year, he studied with Luciano Berio and gained a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. After studying at the Conservatory in Milan, and subsequently with Berio, he spent several years composing in traditional forms. In the mid-1980s he began to search for a more personal expression in a series of works for dance and multimedia, and later for piano. His music is ambient, meditative and often introspective, drawing on minimalism, world music, and contemporary pop. He has made a significant impact in the film world, with four international awards to his name.
Although Einaudi prefers not to be labeled as any particular type of genre, he is sometimes referred to as a Minimalist. However, Einaudi’s style differs from those of the Minimalism movement, and this attribution is likely more due to his work’s sparse orchestration and simple melodies. Einaudi’s own words on the matter reflect this viewpoint, with Einaudi referring to Minimalism as “elegance and openness”, despite its more formal definition as a musical movement to which he arguably does not belong.