Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi creates contemporary piano music that’s both effortless and addictive. The genres of his compositions are almost undefinable and embrace the many influences we’re exposed to in the modern world. It could be said that it’s music played from the heart, or it could be the soundtrack to your own life (or his). Either way, this is why his work has been heard on countless film scores and soundtracks, including Shane Meadows’ This Is England, and, like Kate Bush, some of his works have been inspired by literature, such as Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.
Although this infamous pianist is one of a kind, his audiences are anything but. Einaudi has popularised piano music with the masses where more traditional classical music fails to, and he succeeds in drawing in huge eclectic audiences you wouldn’t otherwise see in a concert hall.
Brighton Dome, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March 2016