Pianist Beatrice Rana signs with Primo Artists

Pianist Beatrice Rana signs with Primo Artists

(Photo credit: Marie Staggat / Warner Classics)

For Immediate Release


NEW YORK (May 24, 2016) — Primo Artists announces the signing of 23-year-old pianist Beatrice Rana to its roster for North/South American representation effective immediately. An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, 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 is the first addition to Primo Artists’ roster since the agency’s January 2015 launch. She joins a distinguished roster that comprises violinist/conductor Itzhak Perlman, conductor Cristian Macelaru and violinists Nicola Benedetti and Arnaud Sussmann.

Charlotte Lee, Founder of Primo Artists, said: “Beatrice is a major piano talent and I am delighted to welcome her to Primo Artists as the first addition to our roster and our sole pianist. She has an incredibly rare combination of intelligence, maturity, intensity and depth beyond her years. I very much look forward to working with Beatrice, her general manager Romain Blondel, and Warner Classics to build on what is already an exciting international career.”

Beatrice Rana said: “I am extremely happy to join the roster of Primo Artists. It is a great honor for me to be alongside some of the greatest names of the classical music scene. Really looking forward to starting this new journey!”

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 Società dei 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.

During the 2017/2018 season, she will play recitals at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Lucerne Piano Festival, perform with Antonio Pappano at the Enescu Festival and Abu Dhabi Festival, 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.

An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, Ms. Rana released her first album in Fall 2015 featuring 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, Ms. 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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Charlotte Lee
President and Founder
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