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Beatrice Rana

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Making her Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in these concerts, the acclaimed Rome-based pianist Beatrice Rana has performed at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals, including Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and Royal Festival Hall, Paris’s Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Munich’s Philharmonie, Prinzregententheater, and Herkulessaal, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center. She collaborates with such esteemed conductors as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, and Zubin Mehta. Orchestral appearances include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. Ms. Rana, an exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, released her first album in 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 including Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice” and BBC Magazine’s 2017 “Newcomer of the Year” award. In 2017 she embarked on a 30-city tour performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations in conjunction with her Warner Classics release of her recording of the piece. Debuting at No. 1 on the UK classical charts, the recording was praised by reviewers worldwide and was crowned by Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” and Edison Klassiek’s “Discovery of the Year” awards. She was nominated as 2018 Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards and performed during the nationally televised program from Royal Albert Hall. Her solo album of works by Stravinsky and Ravel was released in October 2019 to enthusiastic reviews. Beatrice Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning the Montreal International Competition, followed two years later by the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2015 she was named a BBC New Generation Artist and in 2016 was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. Born in 1993 to a family of musicians, Beatrice Rana began her piano studies at age 4; she made her orchestral debut at age 9, performing Bach’s F minor keyboard concerto. She obtained her degree in piano performance under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, her lifetime mentor, at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. She later studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hanover.

Last updated: November 4, 2021

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