Beatrice Rana
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1993-01-22
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Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana Biography (BBC)

“Beatrice possesses an old soul that belies her twenty years, and more than a touch of genius” Gramophone, January 2014

Twenty-two year-old Beatrice Rana has shaken the international classical music world already and aroused admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences in many countries.

In June 2013, she won Silver (2nd Prize) and the Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition, bringing her to yet a new level in her already very promising career. She had attracted international attention at 18, winning 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.

Beatrice is invited in concert series and festivals throughout the world, such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, Verbier Festival, London’s Wigmore Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Ferrara Musica, Paris ’Auditorium du Louvre, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, Saratoga Festival, Lied Center of Kansas, Milan’s Società dei Concerti, Lanaudière Festival, Toronto Summer Music, the Vancouver Recital Society, La Folle Journée in Nantes.

A guest of several orchestras internationally, Beatrice played or is due to play with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall , Detroit Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Accademia di Santa-Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra, RAI Symphony Torino, Dresdner Philharmonie, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Filharmonica della Scala, Maggio Musicale, with conductors like Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Jun Märkl, Leonard Slatkin, Trevor Pinnock, Fabien Gabel, Fayçal Karoui, Joshua Weilerstein, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, Susanna Mälkki, Antonio Pappano, Fabio Luisi or Zubin Mehta.

Beatrice Rana was selected in 2014 to perform at the International Music Festival of the Orpheum Foundation for advancement of Young Soloists at Zurich’s Tonhalle, with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta.

A recipient of an impressive number of first prizes in national and international piano competitions, such as “Muzio Clementi” Competition, “International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marino” and "Bang&Olufsen PianoRAMA Competition”, Beatrice was selected in 2010 among 60 participants as one of the six pianists allowed to take part in the “Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize” where she has attended a prestigious masterclass with Arie Vardi and performed a recital. She now studies with Arie Verdi in Hannover.

Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana made her debuts as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 9, performing Bach Concerto in F minor. Beatrice began her musical studies at four and achieved her Piano Degree at the age of sixteen with top marks, laude and honorable mention under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. During her studies, she was awarded at the age of twelve the prestigious scholarship of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for her great and very precocious musical talent. At the same time she attended masterclasses in Italy, France and United States with artists such as M. Beroff, A. Ciccolini, A. Jasinski, F. J. Thioillier, E. Virsaladze.

Beatrice recorded Chopin’s Preludes on the Atma label in 2012, together with Scriabine’s 2nd Sonata, and received international acclaim for this first CD. She will record Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto and Prokofiev’s second concerto with Antonio Pappano and the Accademia di Santa Cecilia for Warner Music in 2015.

“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.” Los Angeles Times, December 2014

“Beatrice Rana’s execution of Schumann’s hugely ambitious and monstrously difficult [Symphonic Etudes] was simply jaw-dropping. … Ms. Rana gave the audience a fascinating reading that was full of moments exhibiting Schumann’s dual music personas for which roles the performer folded herself into perfectly” Seen and Heard, February 2014


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Franz Liszt
Piano Sonata in B minor S.178
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Piano Sonata in B minor S.178
Claude Debussy
Pour le Piano
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Pour le Piano
Muzio Clementi
Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2
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Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2
Robert Schumann
Symphonische Etuden for piano, Op 13
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Symphonische Etuden for piano, Op 13
Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
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Keyboard Partita No 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Robert Schumann
Widmung, S.566
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Widmung, S.566
Frédéric Chopin
24 Preludes Op.28 for piano
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24 Preludes Op.28 for piano
Frédéric Chopin
Etude in A minor, Op 25 No 11
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Etude in A minor, Op 25 No 11
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 3
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Piano Concerto No 3
Muzio Clementi
Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2 (2nd mvt)
Frédéric Chopin
Prelude in Ab Major, Op. Posth
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Prelude in Ab Major, Op. Posth
Frédéric Chopin
Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor Op.35 for piano
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Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor Op.35 for piano
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826
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Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826
Maurice Ravel
La Valse - choreographic poem, arr. for piano
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La Valse - choreographic poem, arr. for piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
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Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, Op 23
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: I. Aria
Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety', Part II: The Masque - Extremely fast
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Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety', Part II: The Masque - Extremely fast

Symphony No 2 'The Age of Anxiety', Part II: The Masque - Extremely fast

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Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecillia
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Claude Debussy
Pour le piano: Toccata
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Pour le piano: Toccata
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XV. Variatio 14 a 2 clav.
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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: XV. Variatio 14 a 2 clav.
Robert Schumann
Widmung
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Widmung
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in F major Op.24 (Spring) for violin and piano
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Sonata in F major Op.24 (Spring) for violin and piano
Sergei Prokofiev
Concerto no. 3 in C major Op.26 for piano and orchestra
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Concerto no. 3 in C major Op.26 for piano and orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Capriccio from Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV 826
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Capriccio from Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV 826
Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg variations BWV.988
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Goldberg variations BWV.988
Robert Schumann
Widmung S.566, transc. for piano by Liszt
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Widmung S.566, transc. for piano by Liszt
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Concerto no. 1 in B flat minor Op.23 (2nd mvt)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 2017: Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom
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Royal Albert Hall
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2017
Proms 2017: Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom

Proms 2017: Prom 13: Malcolm Sargent's 500th Prom

Royal Albert Hall
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2016-17: Tales of Travel 3
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BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
2017-06-23T18:38:35
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Jun
2017
BBC Hoddinott Hall 2016-17: Tales of Travel 3

BBC Hoddinott Hall 2016-17: Tales of Travel 3

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Henze, Chopin & Chabrier
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MediaCityUK Salford
2016-06-17T18:38:35
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17
Jun
2016
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Henze, Chopin & Chabrier

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Henze, Chopin & Chabrier

14:00
MediaCityUK Salford
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Haydn, Schumann and Villa-Lobos
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2016-02-02T18:38:35
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2
Feb
2016
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Haydn, Schumann and Villa-Lobos

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Haydn, Schumann and Villa-Lobos

14:00
MediaCityUK, Salford

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