Vanessa Benelli Mosell

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Vanessa Benelli Mosell

Vanessa Benelli Mosell (born 15 November 1987 in Prato) is an Italian pianist.


Benelli Mosell began playing the piano at the age of three.[1] After studying at the International Piano Academy in Imola, she entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to study with Mikhail Voskresensky, a disciple of the great Russian pianist and pedagogue Lev Oborin. She gave her first concert as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 9, and started performing abroad at 11. Furthermore she studied with Dimitri Alexeev at the Royal College of Music in London where she graduated in 2012.


Since her debut appearance with pianist Pascal Rogé, who described her as "the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entire life as a musician and teacher",[2] Vanessa has been playing at venues as New York's Lincoln Center, Berliner Philharmonie, London's Wigmore Hall, Manzoni Auditorium in Bologna, Zurich Tonhalle, Auditorium du Louvre, Haifa Auditorium, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg - and with prestigious orchestras as Israel Camerata, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Moscow Soloists, Jerusalem Symphony, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Edmonton Symphony and Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

In 2004 Yuri Bashmet awarded her the Elba Festival Prize inviting her to perform under his baton on several occasions. More recently Vanessa received the first Award of the Festival Pietrasanta in Concerto as an outstanding young talent, where she performed conducted by Michael Guttman.

Renowned for her performances of Stockhausen's Klavierstuecke, Vanessa met the composer for the first time in 2006. Following her recording of Klavierstuecke I-IV featured in a Radio3 documentary, Vanessa was invited by the composer himself to study with him in Germany. Since that time till the unexpected death of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Vanessa has been working closely with the composer, receiving critical acclaim and prizes for her interpretations.

In 2012 she was called to replace Martha Argerich, performing Chopin Piano Concerto in E minor, with the Moscow Soloists, conducted by Yuri Bashmet.

Her debut recording in 2011 ‘Introducing Vanessa Benelli Mosell’,[3] featuring music by Prokofiev,[4] Haydn, Liszt and Scriabin was quickly followed up in September 2012 by her "…impressively refined and nuanced…(Gramophone 2013) ‘Liszt Recital’, both on Brilliant Classics. Furthermore she collaborated with chamber music partners as Alena Baeva, Tatjana Vassiljeva, Massimo Quarta, Boris Andrianov, Renaud and Gautier Capucon, Alexander Buzlov, Andrey Usov and David Cohen.Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a Young Steinway Artist.


  1. ^ Reider, Maxim (25 December 2013). "Home is where the heart is". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "MUSIC". The Washington Post. 24 February 2003. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Brilliant Classics
  4. ^ YouTube Vanessa Benelli Mosell plays Prokofiev Sonata n. 7 - III. Precipitato

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