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Ludovico Einaudi Biography

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Ludovico Einaudi (born 23 November 1955 in Turin, Italy) is a modern-day Italian composer and pianist particularly noted for the use of developing melodious phrases in his piano compositions.

His phenomenal CD sales and ability to sell out major concert halls worldwide are confirmation that Einaudi is one of classical music’s success stories of recent years. 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.

Einaudi's mother played to him on the piano as a child. He began his musical training at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, gaining a diploma in composition. Later, he studied with Luciano Berio. In 1982, he gained a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. He currently resides on a vineyard in the Italian region of Piedmont.

1982 Diploma in Composition from Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan.

1982 received scholarship to Tanglewood Festival, USA.

1982 continued studies with Luciano Berio.

1986 searched for a more free and personal musical language via multimedia and works for dance.

2002 Italian award for Best Film Score for Luce Dei Miei Occhi.

2004 Una Mattina released by Universal records.

Although Einaudi would prefer not to be labeled as any particular type of composer, he is generally considered a Minimalist.

"In general I don't like definitions, but 'Minimalist' is a term that means elegance and openness, so I would prefer to be called a Minimalist than something else." -Ludovico Einaudi
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