Published : 10/24/2017 17:27:07
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Luigi Einaudi, the intellectual and world-renowned economist, is considered one of the fathers of the Italian Republic. He was born in Carrù, but his heart lay in Dogliani in the Langhe, where his family vineyards were carefully cultivated. His son, Giulio, founded the famous publishing house that bears his name, Giulio Einaudi Editore, for whom wrote Italian literary greats such as Cesare Pavese and Italo Calvino.

His grandson Ludovico, born to Giulio in Turin in 1955, is a famous musician and composer. Ludovico is an Italian composer and pianist known and appreciated worldwide for his concerts, his celebrated soundtracks and his recording career.

He graduated in composition at the Verdi Conservatory and perfected his art under the guidance of composer Luciano Berio, his unforgettable teacher to whom he paid tribute in his work The Elements.

A curious musician, open to new experiences and experiments, he blends avant-garde music and ancestral sounds with jazz, rock and contemporary music, not forgetting details and unexpected forays in the electronic music, and even world music and pop.

During his career he has worked with artists from different musical backgrounds, including Ballaké Sissoko, Djivan Gasparijan, Mercan Dede, and Robert and Ronald Lippok. His compositions are examples of musical crossovers, representing a bridge between classical melodies and pop. It’s a testament to this fact that he is the only classical artist to have participated in the first iTunes Festival in 2007, along with the most popular artists and groups worldwide. 

Some excerpts from Divenire and Una Mattina still rank among the best-selling albums in the iTunes Music Store.

A thorough research of creative inspirations and numerous musical experiences has typified his artistic path: "There is something in it that comes from classical, but I have influences from different music I’ve experienced in my life, from African music to folk and rock," he told The Telegraph during 2012 Olympic celebrations, where he participated as the only Italian musician performing in Trafalgar Square at the BT River of Music.

In his successful world tour he has sold out the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Barbican (home to the London Symphony Orchestra).

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