“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 Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, RAI Torino, London Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Helsinki Philharmonic, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonie, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony and NHK Symphony.
During the 2016/2017 season, Ms. Rana will embark on an international recital tour of Bach’s Goldberg Variations to Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Berlin Konzerthaus, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Ferrara Musica, Santa Cecilia di Roma and San Francisco Performances amongst others. Further recitals include Munich’s Herkulessaal, Milan’s Società dei Concerti, Tokyo’s Toppan Hall and the Tongyeong Festival in South Korea. She makes concerto appearances with Riccardo Chailly and Filarmonica della Scala, Fabio Luisi and NHK Symphony, Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia at the Lugano Festival, as well as RAI Torino, Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Zurich Kammer Orchester at the Cologne Philharmonie and Luzern Sinfonieorchester at the KKL.
In the 2017/2018 season, she will play recitals at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Lucerne Piano Festival and Toronto’s Koerner Hall; tour with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia to the Enescu Festival, Abu Dhabi Festival and Rochester NY; make debuts with the Helsinki Philharmonic and Seoul Philharmonic; and return to Paris with Emmanuel Krivine and the Orchestre National de France and to London’s Royal Festival Hall with the London Philharmonic and Mikhail Jurowski. In North America, she makes subscription debuts with Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony and Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and Montreal. She makes her debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Fall 2018.
An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, Ms. Rana recorded Bach’s Goldberg Variations for her latest disc, released in February 2017. 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 and was named Gramophone’s Editor’s Choice and BBC Magazine’s Recording of the Month.
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.
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 …