Beatrice Rana Pianist – A conversation with Harvey Sachs
Where: Italian Cultural Institute
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At twenty-four Beatrice Rana has already enticed the admiration of the international classical music world, and won the interest of music associations, conductors, critics and audiences around the world. Beatrice performs at the world’s most prestigious concert halls and festivals, and collaborates with conductors of the highest level such as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, Emmanuel Krivine, Jun Märkl, Trevor Pinnock, Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla, Lahav Shani, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, James Gaffigan, Susanna Mälkki, Leonard Slatkin and Zubin Mehta.
An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, she has two recordings: Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” and 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 year 2017 marked a milestone in her career with the release of Bach’s Goldberg Variations by Warner classics. The recording was praised by critics worldwide and gained two major awards: “Young Artist of the Year” Gramophone Classical Music Award and “Discovery of the year” Edison award. In June 2018, she was elected Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards at Royal Albert Hall. In June 2013, Beatrice won Silver (2nd Prize) and the Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition, and, when she was only eighteen, she won 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.
Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana made her debut 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 under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. She has obtained 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”, and currently studies with Benedetto Lupo in Rome.