Ludovico Einaudi
31 January 21:00 - Turkcell Stage

One of the greatest composers and pianists of our time Ludovico Einaudi, who combines classical music with the elements and instruments of contemporary genres such as rock and electronic and changes the relationship between the old and the new, is coming to Zorlu PSM again with his special project "Seven Days Walking" on January 31st!

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin on November 23, 1955. He was introduced to the piano at 6 by his music-loving, piano-playing mother and his older sister introduced Ludovico to the liberating ‘60s worlds of Hendrix, Dylan and the Stones – an unorthodox, transgressive intellectualism distributing fantastic new ideas to a wide, avid audience.  Einaudi studied under Luciano Berio at the Conservatory of Milan, graduating with a diploma in composition. In 1982 his talents would win him a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival. The experience opened Einaudi's ears to new ideas like minimalism, world music influences, and aspects of pop music. He spent the next several years composing for the ballet, including Sul Filo d'Orfeo (1984), Time-Out (1988), and The Wild Man (1991). Einaudi turned a corner in 1996 with the release of his first collection of solo performances, entitled Le Onde. This record started Einaudi down the path toward becoming one of Europe's best-selling pianist/composers. Eden Roc (1999) and I Giorni (2001), both for BMG, captured the solo piano world's attention, both remaining best-sellers for years to come.

While seemingly at the top of the composition world, Einaudi ventured into the world of film composition, a journey punctuated by his Best Film Score award in 2002 for his work on Luce dei Miei Occhi. Einaudi noted in interviews during this period that he missed concertizing, and began performing again regularly. New works blossomed from this effort, including 2004's Una Mattina and 2006's Diario Mali. Einaudi's seventh studio album, 2007's Divenire, found him accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. The follow-up, 2009's Nightbook, was much more self-consciously reductionist, featuring solo piano minimally adorned with electronics, and saw Einaudi begin to be appreciated by fans of the "post-classical" school that he had arguably, at least in part, inspired.

A double-disc best-of, Islands, was released in 2011, and at the beginning of 2013, he signed a new deal with Decca and unveiled the long-gestating In a Time Lapse, which had been recorded in a remote monastery near Verona and saw a return to a more "classical" chamber music sound.

Einaudi’s ninth album ‘Elements’ began as a homage to Berio, a kind of thank you for their intense, revelatory time together. After two years thinking and refining it has become a series of pieces that are themselves inspired by the idea of the elements, from the ancient classical Greek ideas – earth, wind, fire, water, mixed together by love and hate - to the Russian artist Wassily Kadinsky and his theories on the spiritual elements of art and the quasi-religious responsibilities of the artist.

Released throughout 2019, “Seven Days Walking” may be one of Ludovico Einaudi's greatest masterworks. The artist was inspired by a winter hike he took in the Alps, he created 7 different episodes which are made up of variations on melodies. Looking at dozens of similar polaroids taken during his journey, he built a dream world depicting seven different days.

The artist also gave a concert in Antarctica in 2016 to create awareness for Greenpeace, believes that the blinding, endless white and tough cold gives him a lot of creativity. Don't miss the chance of experiencing Ludovico Einaudi's enchanting melodies and striking talent that will lead you to other worlds.

Category 1 Adult : 495.00 TL - Student 405.00 TL

Category 2 Adult : 385.00 TL - Student 315.00 TL

Category 3 Adult : 275.00 TL - Student 225.00 TL

Category 4 Adult : 220.00 TL - Student 180.00 TL

Category 5 Adult : 165.00 TL - Student 135.00 TL

Category 6 Adult : 110.00 TL - Student   90.00 TL

- The event is suitable for 7 years and older.

- The doors open at the specified time.

- Zorlu PSM holds the right to change the terms of purchase for discounted tickets. 

- Event management reserves the right to refund tickets and deny access to the venue.

- Student tickets are limited and only valid for those holds a valid Student ID. On the day of the event, the guests must present their valid Student ID. 

- No entries to the hall after the commencement of performance. 

Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.