0544 GMT December 15, 2019
The experimental Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi told Mehr News Agency that he is 'very excited' and 'curious' about his upcoming performance in Tehran, which comes in the wake of years of studies he has done on the country.
"Finally, I can make my first trip to Iran and I am hoping that the trip would present me with a special opportunity to get a better and closer understanding of the life style and culture of the Iranian people," he said.
"The set list that I am going to perform together with my ensemble in Tehran includes pieces that I have composed in the last 20 years," he added.
"Some of the tracks will be performed as piano solos and the rest will be performed with my ensemble.
"I believe that the tracks selected for my Tehran performance will be a good indicator of my personality and my music and I hope that they will be able to appeal to the senses of the Iranian audience," he added.
The Bafta-nominated Italian pianist, who is better known for his film scores for 'This is England', 'I'm Still Here' and 'Doctor Zhivago', was pleased to learn about his rather large fan base in Iran.
"In the past few days getting ready for my trip to Iran, I have heard from friends that I have a lot of fans in that country, and I know that they are looking forward to the concert, so I am really excited and happy to have a chance to perform for my Iranian fans.
"I believe that music is an amazing way for connecting with various people and cultures across the world, and it does not need any more explanation," he stated.
Einaudi is scheduled to stage three shows at the Ministry of Interior Hall in Tehran on April 25, 26 and 27. His upcoming concert follows the unprecedented performances of Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and German electronic band Schiller on the Iranian stage.