“Beatrice Rana possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius.”
At only 24 years old, Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year” Beatrice Rana is making waves on the international classical music scene, arousing admiration and interest from conductors, critics and audiences around the world.
Ms. 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.
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, 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 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.
The 2016/17 season will remain a milestone in Ms. Rana’s career with the release of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics. The disc debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. Classical Charts and was praised by reviewers worldwide: in addition to being called “a supremely intelligent reading” by the Sunday Times, it garnered her the Gramophone Awards “Young Artist of the Year”. She toured with the Goldbergs with concerts in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Aix en Provence Festival de Pâques, Tokyo’s Toppan Hall, San Francisco Performances, Porto’s Casa da Musica, Birmingham’s Town Hall, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, among other major venues.
In Summer 2017, Ms. Rana made notable debuts at the BBC Proms with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony, in New York at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival with Louis Langrée, and at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko.
An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, Ms. Rana’s 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, Ms. Rana began her piano studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at the age of nine, performing Bach Concerto in F Minor. She obtained her Piano Degree under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, her lifetime mentor, at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. She later studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover. She currently lives in Rome.
LISTEN: HEAR BEATRICE RANA’S BBC PROMS DEBUT PERFORMANCE
This past July, Beatrice Rana played Schumann Piano Concerto Op. 54 in A minor for her exciting BBC Proms debut with Sir Andrew Davis. Over 6,000 listeners at Royal Albert Hall …
BEATRICE RANA WINS GRAMOPHONE’S YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR
On September 13, 2017, Beatrice Rana received Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year” Award at the 40th anniversary of Gramophone’s Classical Music Awards.
BEATRICE RANA TO TOUR WITH SANTA CECILIA AND PAPPANO TO ROCHESTER
Beatrice Rana is to make a U.S. tour appearance with Maestro Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell’Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rochester NY …
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 …