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.

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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.

 

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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!

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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!

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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”!

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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!

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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 …

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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!

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 …

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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 …

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Events
BBC Proms
July 24th, 2017 07:30PM
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Royal Albert Hall - London, UK
London
, England
, United Kingdom
Davis, Sir Andrew
Schumann, Robert
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
Rana, Beatrice (piano)
Los Angeles Philharmonic
August 1st, 2017 08:00PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles
, California
, United States
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Mostly Mozart Orchestra
August 4th, 2017 07:30PM
Mostly Mozart Orchestra
David Geffen Hall
New York City
, New York
, United States
Langrée, Louis
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1
Rana, Beatrice (piano)
Mostly Mozart Orchestra
August 5th, 2017 07:30PM
Mostly Mozart Orchestra
David Geffen Hall
New York City
, New York
, United States
Langrée, Louis
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1
Rana, Beatrice
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“A young pianist to watch.”
“Beatrice Rana possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius.”
Gramophone Magazine
“An artist one will want to keep an ear on.”
“There’s something of Martha Argerich about the way she combines chunky articulation and sparkling clarity with whimsical touches.”
The Times (London)
“There has been a lot of star-is-born noise around Beatrice Rana, and it might be justified. Teamed with Antonio Pappano and his Accademia di Santa Cecilia orchestra, 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.”
“In a word? Beatrice Rana is fierce! And not only as a pianist but as a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years… I can’t think of another recent concerto release that, beginning to end, affords greater pleasure.”
“She brought unerring grace to Mozart’s seemingly effortless, melodic inspiration and floated Mozartean figurations with lyric ease. In the slow movement [of the Jeunehomme concerto], which reveals depth of feeling through harmonic experimentation, Rana didn’t make the mistake of overdramatizing. And she demonstrated that the impetuous return to high spirits in the last movement really does belong to the young.”
“Beatrice Rana’s playing shows perfect control, clarity of sound and simple lyricism.”
FonoForum
“A round, full-bodied sound despite distinctly unpretentious playing.”
Bachtrack
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“Beatrice Rana is an artist one can now expect great things from.”
Classica (Paris)
“Another new Goldbergs set, from another young pianist? Yes, and a really remarkable one it is too. Beatrice Rana’s interpretation of the familiar work is fresh, fun and reflective in turn. A life-affirming disc.” (Editor’s Choice)”
“What an explorer Beatrice Rana turns out to be. What a journey she takes the audience on. Never has a Santa Cecilia audience put itself in the hands of a recitalist so completely. We held our breaths as she brought this music alive as never before. Then there are the pianissimi. These are steely too. Don’t ask me how she does this. How can a pianist manage to be assertive and hushed in the same stroke? Beatrice Rana does. Imbuing the music with contradictory sounds is her art.”
“Nézet-Séguin’s invitation to the young Italian pianist, Beatrice Rana, to return to Montréal where she had won first prize in the 2011 Montreal International Musical Competition was inspired. Rana, who won second prize in the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, is a pianist of powerful personality and musical lucidity. There is in her playing a free-flowing virtuosity that is allied to a richly nuanced sonority and an uncanny sense of atmosphere that make her interpretations both intriguing and memorable. Her playing, especially in the [Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2]’s three monstrous cadenzas, was by turns haunting and urgent, powerful yet reasoned, the phrasing as convincing as the interpretation’s musical impulsion was irrepressible. Though she captured the work’s mordant sarcasm and percussive quality, it was never at the cost of tonal coherency…. It was indeed a performance of galvanizing energy and brilliance by all concerned.”

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