Born in Copertino, Rana began studying piano at the age of 4, and made her orchestral debut at 9, performing Bach's Piano Concerto in F minor. She studied with Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli and Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Hanover, Germany.
Career and recognition
Rana is an exclusive recording artist for Warner Classics. In 2018 she was nominated for the Classic Brit Awards in the "Best Female Artist of the Year" category for her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
On 12 March 2019, Rana made her Carnegie Hall debut, playing Chopin's Twelve Etudes, Op. 25, to rave reviews. She returned on 7 June 2019 to play Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She returned again on 17 October 2019, performing Bach's D minor and F minor keyboard concertos.
- Chopin: 26 Préludes - Scriabin: Sonata n.2 op.19, ATMA Classique Archived 2018-06-12 at the Wayback Machine (2012)
- Schumann: Symphonic Études, Op. 13; Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit; Bartók: Out of Doors, harmonia mundi (2013). Choc de Classica.
- Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 with Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano, Warner Classics (2016)
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, Warner Classics (2017)
- Leonard Bernstein: The Age of Anxiety with Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Antonio Pappano, Warner Classics (2018)
- Maurice Ravel: Miroirs and La Valse - Igor Stravinsky: Trois Movements de Petrushka and The Firebird, Warner Classics (2019). Diapason d'or, Choc de Classica.
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