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- Ludovico Einaudi surprises Greghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9bt3.jpg2011-06-13T23:00:18ZGreg James reveals the story behind Ludovico's chart position - and Reggie sets him up for a surprise chat with the classical pianist!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/fa34b363-79df-434f-a5b8-be4e6898543f?clipfocus=p00hkttmSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
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Ludovico Einaudi OMRI (born 23 November 1955) is an Italian pianist and composer. He trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan and under composer Luciano Berio in the early 1980s. Einaudi began his career as a classical composer, and soon began incorporating other styles and genres—including pop, rock, world music, and folk music.
Einaudi composed the scores for a number of films and trailers, including The Intouchables and I'm Still Here, the TV miniseries Doctor Zhivago, and Acquario in 1996, for which he won the Grolla d'oro for best soundtrack. He has also released a number of solo albums of piano and orchestra, notably I Giorni in 2001, Nightbook in 2009, and In a Time Lapse in 2013. His forthcoming collaborative album, Taranta Project, was released in May 2015.