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**EMBARGOED UNTIL 6.00PM on 23/10/15 **
First Classical Composer in over 20 years to have Top 15
Album in Pop Charts
First Classical Pianist to reach UK Top 15
Ludovico Einaudi this week becomes the first classical composer in over 20 years to reach the Top 15 in
the Official UK Album Charts.
His new album ‘Elements’ debuted at No.12 (Einaudi’s highest ever chart position) – overtaking pop
stars James Bay and Taylor Swift and beating the likes of Scouting for Girls and Fightstar.
It is the highest-charting modern classical album since the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's ‘Symphony
of Sorrowful Songs’ reached No.6 in 1992.
Einaudi, who studied with Luciano Berio and is the grandson of former President of Italy, Luigi Einaudi,
also becomes the first classical pianist to reach the UK Top 15. He is No.1 in the UK Classical Charts too.
Ludovico Einaudi says:
“As a composer, it is a great thrill for me to have an album in the Top 15 of the pop charts. I’m delighted
that listeners have embraced the sound of ‘Elements’ and hope they continue to enjoy my music.”
Einaudi's music has been the inspiration for a generation of film and TV directors. He has provided
music for numerous movies including Shane Meadows’ ‘This Is England’ film and TV series (for which he
earned a BAFTA nomination), Oscar nominee ‘Untouchables’, Ricky Gervais’ TV series ‘Derek’, BBC1
drama ‘Doctor Foster’ – as well as countless other TV adverts, film scores, trailers and sports themes.
Einaudi’s music tops the classical charts worldwide, particularly here in the UK where he recently
became the first artist to take ALL top 10 single positions on the iTunes classical chart. Einaudi has sold
over 1.8 million records and is the world’s most streamed classical composer with over 130 million
Einaudi’s new album ‘Elements’ has sparked interest from all corners of the media, with airplay on
stations ranging from classical to Radio 1. His music appeals to pop, rock and classical fans alike –
today’s chart position demonstrating this like never before.
Click here to watch Einaudi perform his track ‘Four Dimensions’:
For more information please contact: Sara French [email protected] 020 3213 0135