In the early years of the 1990s, when Ludovico Einaudi had just begun writing in what we might consider his 'signature' style, he was asked to describe his new album 'Stanze' and responded in the following way:
"...it is the diary of a journey towards essentiality, with the objective of achieving the maximum expressive intensity using the minimum indispensable."
Twenty years later that description not only holds true for his own music but describes a journey on which he has been joined by literally millions of listeners around the globe.
Whether releasing chart-topping albums or selling out the largest concert halls, composing award winning film scores or topping audience polls, Ludovico Einaudi has achieved the most difficult of all artistic feats, to speak meaningfully to a huge audience in a way that each member finds uniquely and deeply personal. In doing so he has rendered traditional ideas of musical genre and audience divide obsolete and become not only one of the best known composers active in the world today but almost certainly the best loved too.