Beatrice Rana wins Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year

Beatrice Rana wins Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year

Beatrice Rana awarded the Young Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017

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. Rana was present at the award ceremony, which took place in London, to receive the award in person and treat the audience to a live performance of Schumann/Liszt’s “Widmung”. Join us in congratulating her on this well-deserved distinction!

Gramophone writes that Rana has “a calm stillness that betokens perfectly relaxed technique and allows her to bring out the innate intelligence of her musical personality.” Rana’s two recordings with Warner Classics — Tchaikovsky First and Prokofiev’s Second Concertos and the Goldberg Variations — were deemed exquisite, nuanced and “musical in every detail” as said by Gramophone’s Patrick Rucker.

The 2017 Award ceremony was streamed live on the Gramophone website, and via Classic FM’s Facebook page. You can watch it here:

The Gramophone Classical Music Awards are one of the most significant honors bestowed on recordings in the classical record industry. They are often viewed as equivalent to the American Grammy award, referred to as the “British Grammy”, and referred to as the “Oscars for Classical Music”. They are widely regarded as the most influential and prestigious classical music awards in the world. The winners are selected annually by critics for Gramophone and various members of the industry, including retailers, broadcasters, arts administrators and musicians.