Groundbreaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has announced a UK tour, following the release of his 14th album ‘Seven Days Walking: Day One’ and start of his project ‘Seven Days Walking’
Einaudi will visit the Barbican for one week in August, before completing a nationwide tour in the autumn that finishes on the 2 November in Nottingham.
The live shows are likely to focus on the project ‘Seven Days Walking’ on Decca Records, Einaudi’s most ambitious project of his 30-year career and the first of its kind for any classical artist.
‘Seven Days Walking: Day Two’ will follow in April. Each ‘day’ will then be released, digitally, a month apart, leading up to ‘Day Seven’ which will be released in the autumn in a box-set of the complete Seven Days.
Inspiration for the entire project derived from walks that Einaudi would take through the mountains in winter. He explains, “In January last year I often went for long walks in the mountains, always following more or less the same trail. It snowed heavily, and my thoughts roamed free inside the storm, where all shapes, stripped bare by the cold, lost their contours and colours. Perhaps that feeling of extreme essence was the origin of this album.”
Einaudi, whose unique musical style is renowned around the world, repeatedly tops the classical charts globally with his hauntingly beautiful and evocative music. With over 1 million streams a day the pianist has clocked up a staggering 2 billion streams, making him the biggest streamed classical artist of all time. Einaudi’s last album, ‘Elements’, released in 2015, saw him become the first classical composer in over 20 years to reach the Top 15 of the Official UK Album Charts.