Ludovico Einaudi: "I struggle to get this feeling of connection"

He's been nominated as Composer of the Year at this year's Classic BRIT Awards and for Classic FM Album of the Year. But why does Ludovico Einaudi think his latest album has had such resonance with audiences?

Ludovico Einaudi's latest album In a Time Lapse - interweaving the Italian composer's trademark minimalist tunes with an insistent orchestra of impassioned strings - has been a permanent fixture in the Classic FM Chart since it was released.

Tonight it's in the running for Classic FM Album of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards. The composer is also going head to head with giants Arvo Part and Hans Zimmer in the Composer category. 

"Its very nice to feel that people connect with what I do," said the composer on the red carpet outside the Royal Albert Hall. "Everytime I do a new project I struggle to get this feeling of connection. And when I see it works its fantastic."

Classic FM's Lucy Coward asked Einaudi about the album's appeal and his recent appearance at the iTunes festival.