Béatrice Rana

In concert in Salon

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, having already attracted international attention at 18 when she got 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.

The 2015/16 season brings her to yet a new level in her already promising career. Since september she is part of the BBC New Generation Artists scheme. In november, she presented her debut album for Warner Classics dedicated to Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, together with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano.

Beatrice is invited in concert series and festivals throughout the world, such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, Vienna’s Musikverein, Paris’ Theatre des Champs Elysées, London’s Wigmore Hall, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle, Cologne’s Philharmonie, Verbier Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Ferrara Musica, 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.

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, Filarmonica della Scala, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Philadelphia Orchestra,


RAI Symphony Torino, Dresdner Philharmonie, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane with conductors like Fabio Luisi, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Zubin Mehta, Antonio Pappano, Jun Märkl, Trevor Pinnock, Leonard Slatkin, Fabien Gabel, Joshua Weilerstein, Andrès Orozco-Estrada, or Susanna Mälkki.

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.

Recording label Harmonia Mundi released an acclaimed live CD of her Cliburn performances of Schumann, Ravel, and Bartók in November 2013, prompting Gramophone magazine to proclaim that she “possesses an old soul that belies her 20 years, and more than a touch of genius.”.

This recording joins her critically-acclaimed debut CD of works by Scriabin and Chopin on ATMA Classique.

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. 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.

She currently lives in Rome where she pursues her studies with her lifetime mentor, Benedetto Lupo, having previously attended the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover with Arie Vardi.