Classically trained musician who bridged various styles and genres, incorporating pop, rock, world music, and folk music.
He graduated from Milan's Conservatorio Verdi in 1982 with a degree in composition, after which he was mentored by famed composer Luciano Berio and was awarded a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival.
He composed music for many movies, including The Intouchables from 2011 and Acquario from 1996, which was awarded the best-soundtrack Grolla d'oro.
He was the grandson of Luigi Einaudi, who was the president of Italy from 1948 until 1955.
He wrote music for the award-winning 2010 film Black Swan for which Natalie Portman won the Academy Award for Best Actress.