Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi, the most streamed alt-classical artist in the world, returns to the Merriam after a highly successful debut in 2017. Hailed by critics and fans alike as evocative, seductive, and hauntingly beautiful, Einaudi is a unique synthesizer of classical, rock, and electronica.
Einaudi has been playing and composing music since the 1980s, and in 2013, he became the first classical musician to play the iTunes Festival in London. He has composed many award-winning scores including “Doctor Zhivago” and “Sotto Falso Nome” becoming not only one of the best-known composers in the world today but most certainly the best loved too.
“His creations are simply everywhere: Topping classical charts, underscoring TV and film, integrated into advertising, and remixed by commercial music’s biggest stars. And while it can be difficult to accurately describe his combination of minimalist, contemporary, and classical music in words – you only need to hear a single phrase to recognize it as one of his entirely unique creations.”
- Patrick Darby