July 30, 2015
“Beatrice possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius” Gramophone, January 2014
Twenty-two year-old Beatrice Rana has shaken the international classical music world already and aroused admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences in many countries.
In June 2013, she won Silver (2nd Prize) and the Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition, bringing her to yet a new level in her already very promising career. She had attracted international attention at 18, winning 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.
Beatrice is in demand as soloist for concert series and festivals throughout the world, such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Verbier Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Ferrara Musica, Paris Auditorium du Louvre, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, Portland Piano Festival, Lied Center of Kansas, Milan’s Società dei Concerti, Lanaudière Festival, Toronto Summer Music, the Vancouver Recital Society, La Folle Journée in Nantes. In August 2015, she made her Verbier Festival recital debut, standing in for Mikhail Pletnev.
A guest of several orchestras internationally, Beatrice has engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Accademia di Santa-Cecilia, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the RAI Symphony Torino, the Dresdner Philharmonie, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, the Filharmonica della Scala, the Maggio Musicale, with conductors including Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Jun Märkl, Leonard Slatkin, Trevor Pinnock, Fabien Gabel, Fayçal Karoui, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Susanna Mälkki, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi and Zubin Mehta.
Beatrice Rana was selected in 2014 to perform at the International Music Festival of the Orpheum Foundation for advancement of Young Soloists at Zurich’s Tonhalle, with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta.
A recipient of an impressive number of first prizes in national and international piano competitions, such as the Muzio Clementi Competition, International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marino and Bang&Olufsen PianoRAMA Competition, Beatrice was selected in 2010 among 60 participants as one of the six pianists competing for the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize, attended a prestigious masterclass with Arie Vardi, with whom she now studies in Hannover.
Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana made her debuts as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 9, performing Bach Concerto in F minor. Beatrice began her musical studies at four and achieved her Piano Degree at the age of sixteen with top marks, laude and honorable mention under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. During her studies, she was awarded at the age of twelve the prestigious scholarship of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for her great and very precocious musical talent. At the same time she attended masterclasses in Italy, France and United States with artists such as M. Beroff, A. Ciccolini, A. Jasinski, F. J. Thioillier, E. Virsaladze.