Beatrice Rana, piano
At just 26 years old, Gramophone’s 2017 “Young Artist of the Year” Beatrice Rana has already shaken the international classical music scene, gaining admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences around the world. In 2017, Ms. Rana released a milestone album, Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics, and embarked on a 30-city tour of the work. Debuting at No. 1 on the U.K.Classical Charts, the recording was praised by reviewers worldwide. In 2018, she was nominated as 2018 Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards, where she performed for a nationally televised audience at Royal Albert Hall.
Born in Italy into a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana began her studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at nine, performing music by J.S. Bach. She earned her piano degree 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 at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover and currently lives in Rome.
We are thrilled to present Ms. Rana in her International Artist Series debut.
Rana’s playing is exhilarating, extroverted, and effortlessly virtuosistic.BBC Magazine
...shapely, subtle, nuanced, musical in every detail. Rana’s lithe and nimble interpretation restores the humanity to (Prokofiev’s second piano concerto).Gramophone