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Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana

Twenty-four year-old Beatrice Rana has already shaken the international classical music world and aroused admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences in many countries.

The year 2017 will remain as a milestone in her career with the release of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics. The recording was praised by reviewers worldwide and was crowned by 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.

Beatrice performs at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals including Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall, and Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, as well as Verbier Festival, Klavier Festival Ruhr, and Hollywood Bowl. 

She collaborates with conductors such as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, and Zubin Mehta. Orchestral appearances include the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Tonkünstler Orchester, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, Helsinki Philharmonic, and the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

During the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons, Beatrice will debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Melbourne Symphony, Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. She will also return to the Philadelphia Orchestra with Yannick Nézet-Seguin at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Tonkünstler Orchester with Yutaka Sado at the Musikverein, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Kent Nagano. Furthermore, Rana will tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and will start a residency at the Zurich Opera with Fabio Luisi and the Philharmonia Zurich for a complete Beethoven concerto cycle. 

During the 2015-2017 period Beatrice was part of the prestigious BBC New Generation Artist Scheme, allowing her to record a lot of repertoire for the BBC and play with all BBC Orchestras. In April 2016, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust awarded her a fellowship.

Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana made her debuts as a soloist with orchestra at the age of nine, 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 is based in Rome.