Ludovico Einaudi has quietly become one of the most successful musicians in the world. His hauntingly beautiful and evocative music tops the charts in the UK and Europe, and he was BAFTA-nominated for his score of This is England ‘86.
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.’
New album Elements is released on Friday 16 October.