Saturday, July 23, 2016

Italian Composer and Pianist LUDOVICO EINAUDI Announces American Performances from October 4th - 20th, 2016

Modern Maestro to Appear in the US and Canada in Support of Record Breaking Album “Elements” from October 4th - 20th, 2016




New York — Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi announces October 2016 concert dates in the United States and Canada in support of his latest album “Elements”.  Upon its debut, “Elements” topped classical charts in 42 countries across the globe.  In the United Kingdom it soared into the nation’s mainstream album chart at #12, the first time in over a generation that a classical artist achieved such heights, surpassing releases by pop stars James Bay and Taylor Swift.  Breaking all records with Elements, Einaudi held all top 10 positions in the UK iTunes classical chart while becoming the country’s most streamed classical artist with over 130 million streams, 500,000 followers and 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.

Ludovico Einaudi has evolved into one of the most successful musicians in the world.  The Guardian points out that if you haven’t heard his music, “then it’s probably because you don’t know it’s by Ludovico Einaudi”.  His compositions have formed the soundtrack of film and TV productions including The Intouchables and the Black Swan working with a diverse range of directors from acclaimed Canadian Xavier Dolan to Oscar winner Clint Eastwood.  Brands such as NIKE and American Airlines have seamlessly sync’d his works in their advertising campaigns.  Einaudi’s unique contemporary musical style, informed by minimalist, ambient, world and rock musics, has defied categories to become part of the fabric of popular culture being heard in shows such as X-Factor, live performances by rapper/singer Nicki Minaj and remixes by post-rockers Mogwai.  In his own concert appearances, Ludovico Einaudi has likewise crossed genres as the first classical act to play the iTunes Festival on a line-up which included pop diva Lady Gaga, EDM superstar Avicii and Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar.

The Turin-born Ludovico Einaudi is intrinsically linked to Italy’s modern history.  His grandfather Luigi Einaudi was the first post-war president of the newly created Italian republic.  The influential Einaudi book publishing house was created by his father Giulio Einaudi.  The imprint published the early works of venerated Italian authors Italo Calvino and Primo Levi and brought translations of modern masters such as Brecht, Satre and Proust to the country for the first time.  Ludovico Einaudi studied at Milan’s "Giuseppe Verdi” Music Conservatory under composer Luciano Berio and is a holder of the OMRI (Order of Merit of the Italian Republic).

Ludovico Einaudi’s “Elements Tour”, which is currently selling out across the European Continent, will touch down this fall in the United States, where the album debuted at #2 on the Billboard classical chart.  California concerts in San Francisco, Davis and Los Angeles will be followed by Canadian dates in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.  Crossing the US border, Einaudi performs in New York City before wrapping in the nation’s capital on October 20th.  The complete North American tour is as follows:

LUDOVICO EINAUDI “ELEMENTS” NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

DATE CITY/PROVINCE VENUE LINK

October 4, 2016 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre http://bit.ly/1U4rC0q
October 5, 2016 San Francisco, CA Herbst Theatre http://bit.ly/1U4rC0q
October 6, 2016 Davis, CA Mondavi Center - Jackson Hall http://bit.ly/1Ymxo2i
October 8, 2016 Los Angeles, CA Royce Hall Auditorium http://bit.ly/235sjfP
October 11, 2016 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall http://bit.ly/1Uw09V0
October 13, 2016 Toronto, ON Koerner Concert Hall http://bit.ly/1Uw06sr
October 14, 2016 Toronto, ON Koerner Concert Hall http://bit.ly/1U9ubUm
October 15, 2016 Montreal, PQ Masion Symphonique de Montreal http://bit.ly/1U9vaDZ
October 16, 2016 Quebec, PQ Le Palais Montcalm - Maison de la Musique http://bit.ly/1tsFxqS
October 18, 2016 New York, NY NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts http://bit.ly/1U4hYNr
October 20, 2016 Washington, DC GWU Lisner Auditorium http://bit.ly/1OlR3NY
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