“Beatrice Rana possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius.”
At only 24 years old, Beatrice Rana is making waves on the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from conductors, critics and audiences around the world.
Beatrice Rana performs regularly at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals including Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Lucerne’s KKL, Berlin Konzerthaus, Cologne Philharmonie, Milan’s Societàdei Concerti, Ferrara Musica, Verbier Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Lugano Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Montpellier Radio-France Festival, Lanaudière Festival,Vancouver Recital Society, San Francisco Performances, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall and Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center and Wolf Trap.
She collaborates with conductors of the highest level such as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, James Conlon, Emmanuel Krivine, Osmo Vänska, Jun Märkl, Trevor Pinnock, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Fabien Gabel, Lahav Shani, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Susanna Mälkki, Leonard Slatkin and Zubin Mehta. Orchestral appearances include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, Helsinki Philharmonic and Royal Flemish Philharmonic.
During the 2017/18 season, Ms. Rana plays recitals at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw as part of the Piano Masters Series, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Lucerne Piano Festival and Toronto’s Koerner Hall and tours with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to the Enescu Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival and Rochester NY. She performs with Yuri Temirkanov and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Emmanuel Krivine with the Orchestre National de France, Osmo Vänska with Helsinki Philharmonic, and Mikhail Jurowski with the London Philharmonic. In Asia, she tours Korea with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and plays with the Seoul Philharmonic. In North America, she makes debuts with Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Montreal.
In Summer 2017, Ms. Rana makes notable debuts at the BBC Proms with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony, and in New York at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival with Gianandrea Noseda. She plays with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Maestro Noseda’s baton in St. Petersburg and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. In 2018, she will make debuts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Trevor Pinnock, Camerata Salzburg with Sir Roger Norrington, and Tonkünstler Orchestra with Yutaka Sado.
An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, Ms. Rana recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations for her latest disc, released in February 2017. The disc debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. Classical Charts and received top praise from critics around the world. The Times of London called her interpretation “a supremely intelligent reading”. Her first album, released in Fall 2015, featured Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The disc received unanimous international acclaim; in addition to being named Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” and BBC Magazine’s “Recording of the Month”, it garnered Ms. Rana BBC Magazine’s 2017 “Newcomer Award”.
Beatrice Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning First Prize and all special jury prizes at the Montreal International Competition. Her very promising career was brought to an even higher level in 2013 when she won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In September 2015, she was named a BBC New Generation Artist, and in April 2016 she was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.
Born in Italy into a family of musicians, Beatrice Rana began her piano studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at the age of nine. She currently lives in Rome where she continues her studies with her lifetime mentor, Benedetto Lupo, and studied previously with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover.
TUNE IN FOR RANA’S LA PHIL HOLLYWOOD BOWL KUSC BROADCAST
Listen to this spectacular broadcast on demand here to hear the broadcast. Link expires on on August 26th!
PRAISE FOR BEATRICE RANA’S NY DEBUT AT LINCOLN CENTER
The Mostly Mozart concert on Aug. 4 may be best remembered for marking the New York debut of Beatrice Rana, but the orchestral pieces were equally stunning. The 24-year old Beatrice Rana …
LA TIMES REVIEWS RANA: “COMMANDING, INNATE MUSICALITY”
The soloist was Beatrice Rana, a 24-year-old Italian pianist who asks for no license whatsoever. She already has a substantial recording career, and her impressive and beautiful new release of Bach’s “Goldberg” Variations has gotten a lot of attention for its seriousness and depth …
BEATRICE RANA LAUNCHES CLASSICHE FORME FESTIVAL
Our extraordinary pianist Beatrice Rana inaugurates her own festival, Classiche Forme, this week from July 7 to 9, 2017!
RANA FEATURED ON COVER OF INTERNATIONAL PIANO MAGAZINE
Beatrice Rana, one of the brightest lights in a new generation of young stars, is the cover feature of International Piano Magazine’s May/June 2017 issue!
RANA WINS BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE 2017 “NEWCOMER AWARD”
At the 12th Annual BBC Music Magazine Award ceremony last night, it was announced that Beatrice Rana has been awarded the 2017 BBC Music Magazine “Newcomer Award”!
RANA’S “GOLDBERG VARIATIONS” DISC HITS #1 ON U.K. CHARTS
Beatrice Rana’s “Goldberg Variations” disc is No. 1 on the U.K. Classical charts, after its first week of release on Warner Classics!
BEATRICE RANA’S Q&A FEATURE IN THE LONDON’S “GUARDIAN”
The young pianist and medallist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Bach, Brahms and Ligeti, and letting her hair down to Queen …
TOP PRAISE FROM LONDON TIMES FOR RANA’S NEW DISC
The first review is in for Beatrice Rana’s new “Bach: Goldberg Variations” disc and it’s a glowing one from The Sunday Times of London!
WARNER TO RELEASE RANA’S “GOLDBERG VARIATIONS” ALBUM
“I like challenges,” says the 23-year-old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana. Specifically, she enjoys studying and performing music that allows her to embark on a process of deep exploration.
BEATRICE RANA FEATURED IN MUSICAL AMERICA GUIDE
Beatrice Rana is one of five artists featured in Musical America’s 2017 Guide to Top Competitions! Read about her reflections on the Cliburn Piano Competition …
BEATRICE RANA RECORDS “GOLDBERG VARIATIONS” FOR NEXT WARNER DISC
Straight from Beatrice Rana in the recording studio: “I spent the last three days in Berlin doing one of those things I’ve been dreaming for ages: recording Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
VIDEO: WATCH PIANIST BEATRICE RANA WITH LA SCALA AND CHAILLY
Watch an excerpt from pianist Beatrice Rana’s debut last week with the orchestra of the famed La Scala Opera House led by Maestro Riccardo Chailly.
BEATRICE RANA APPEARS IN TOP 100 PIANISTS LIST
In this issue, Pianiste names the 100 Top Pianists and Beatrice Rana is included on this list!
HEAR BEATRICE RANA PLAY BACH/CLEMENTI FROM BBC’S STUDIOS
As part of the BBC’s New Generation Artist scheme to nurture exceptional young talent, pianist Beatrice Rana recently visited BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London. She recorded …
BEATRICE RANA SIGNS WITH PRIMO ARTISTS FOR MANAGEMENT
Primo Artists is delighted to announce the signing of 23-year-old pianist Beatrice Rana to its roster for North/South American representation effective immediately. Ms. Rana is the first addition to Primo Artists’ roster since the agency’s January 2015 launch. She joins a distinguished roster …