January 05, 2016

Beatrice Rana's debut orchestral release receives 5 stars in The Guardian

Rave review for the Italian pianist's new album of stormy Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

"She is a compelling storyteller: her playing has all the sustained force and perfectly weighted brilliance you could want, but has a glint in its eye, too," declares The Guardian in a five-star review of Beatrice Rana's new album of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev piano concertos.

The critic singles out her "gripping" cadenza in the dark Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2 and, in the Tchaikovsky warhorse, "a thrilling cliffhanger to cap a hugely enjoyable disc" in which the orhcestral ensemble - the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with maestro Antonio Pappano at the helm - is as exciting as the 22 year-old soloist's playing.

Read the full review here.