Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Italian Pianist, Film Score Composer Ludovico Einaudi at Strathmore, Nov. 12

Ludovico Einaudi visits Strathmore, November 12th

From our friends at Strathmore...

Avant-Garde Pianist, Composer, ProtéGé of Famed Luciano Berio, Makes Strathmore Debut

Film scores include Black Swan, The Reader, J. Edgar, The Intouchables

Incorporating elements of classical, rock, electronic, and world music, Italian pianist/composer Ludovico Einaudi creates a sonic world that defies categorization and has enrapt audiences around the world. He makes his debut at the Music Center at Strathmore on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Einaudi’s entrepreneurial spirit as a composer is as varied as his musical influences - having created music for the concert hall, film, commercials, multi-media projects, and more. His atmospheric compositions have scored such blockbuster films as Black Swan (Natalie Portman), The Reader (Kate Winslet), J. Edgar (Leonardo DiCaprio), and groundbreaking French film The Intouchables. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Ludovico was born in Turin, Italy in 1955. He initially pursued classical music and attended one of Italy’s most prestigious conservatories, Milan’s Conservatotio Giuseppe Verdi, where he trained as a classical composer and pianist. He continued his studies with Luciano Berio, one of the most important composers of the 20th century avant-garde. This partnership earned international attention, and Einaudi’s music was performed at distinguished venues such as Teatro alla Scala, the Tanglewood Festival, Lincoln Center, and the UCLA Center for Performing Arts.

Einaudi began expanding his compositional idiom in the 1980s, folding in diverse sonic influences and interests to create the unique musical alchemy which has become his artistic hallmark. He has scored over 20 films. His last two releases, Islands: Essential Einaudi and In a Time Lapse, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes U.S. Classical Chart and Top 10 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart. He is the only classical music artist to be invited to perform at the iTunes Festival in London two times running. His music is covered by over 500,000 fans on YouTube and watched by millions worldwide. He is the subject of a forthcoming documentary by Magenta films chronicling his last three years of touring, which is constant - last year he performed over 120 concerts in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Strathmore Presents 
Ludovico Einaudi
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
8:00 PM

Tickets: $38-$58

Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852

About Strathmore:
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.