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BEATRICE RANA has earned international critical acclaim and attracted audiences worldwide after winning the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the Van Cliburn Competition in 2013. Two years before, at the age of 18, she was awarded the First Prize as well as all special prizes at the Montreal International Competition.
Beatrice has appeared in recital in prestigious venues and festivals, including the Tonhalle Zurich, Wigmore Hall in London, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Portland Piano Festival, the Lied Center of Kansas, Spivey Hall in Morrow, Società dei Concerti in Milan, Ferrara Musica, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, La Roque d’Anthéron International Piano Festival, the Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, the Lanaudière Festival, Domaine Forget, Wolf Trap, Toronto Summer Music, and Vancouver Recital Society.
In the past season Beatrice was invited by Yannick Nézet-Séguin to perform in Montreal and was also selected to perform at the International Music Festival of the Orpheum Foundation at the Tonhalle in Zurich with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta. In 2014/15 she appears with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony, the RAI Symphony Orchestra, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and the Filarmonica della Scala in Milan. Among conductors Beatrice has collaborated with are Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Leonard Slatkin, Antonio Pappano, Bernard Labadie, Fabien Gabel, Fayçal Karoui, Jun Märkl, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Susanna Mälkki, Trevor Pinnock, Joshua Weilerstein, and Zubin Mehta.
Beatrice’s first CD features Chopin’s Preludes and Scriabin’s Sonata No. 3 and was released on ATMA Classique in 2012 to great international acclaim. A year after, harmonia mundi released a live recording of her performances of Schumann, Ravel, and Bartók. Her upcoming project is a recording with Antonio Pappano and Accademia di Santa Cecilia to be released by Warner Classics.
Born to a family of musicians, Beatrice Rana made her debut as a soloist with orchestra at the age of nine. She began her musical studies at the age of four and graduated under Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. Beatrice currently studies with Arie Vardi in Hannover, Germany.