Beatrice Rana

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Beatrice Rana
Born (1993-01-22) 22 January 1993 (age 28)

Beatrice Rana (born 22 January 1993) is an Italian pianist.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Born in Copertino,[5] 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[edit]

Rana won the first prize and special jury prizes at the 2011 Montreal International Piano Competition and the silver medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

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.[6]

In October 2018, Rana made her debut in Amsterdam with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.[7] On 24 and 25 September 2020, she performed Tchaikovsky's first piano concerto with the same orchestra.[8]

On 12 March 2019, Rana made her Carnegie Hall debut, playing Chopin's Twelve Etudes, Op. 25, to rave reviews.[9] She returned on 7 June 2019 to play Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra.[10] She returned again on 17 October 2019, performing Bach's D minor and F minor keyboard concertos.[11]



  1. ^ "The Gilmore: 11 things you might not know about Beatrice Rana". 21 January 2015. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  2. ^ "Beatrice Rana - Biography & History - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  3. ^ "Biography +++ Beatrice Rana // Biography". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  4. ^ "Facing the music: Beatrice Rana". The Guardian. 6 March 2017. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  5. ^ "Beatrice Rana (Piano) - Short Biography".
  6. ^ "The nominations for the Classic BRIT Awards have been revealed". Classic FM. Retrieved 2018-06-24.
  7. ^ "Pianist Beatrice Rana and the Concertgebouworkest".
  8. ^ "Beatrice Rana replaces Alexander Gavrylyuk".
  9. ^ Tommasini, Anthony (March 13, 2019). "Review: Beatrice Rana, a Young Pianist, Holds Carnegie Rapt". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  10. ^ "Beatrice Rana|Philadelphia Orchestra @ Carnegie Hall". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  11. ^ Barouch, Joanna. "BWW Review: ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S at Carnegie Hall with Beatrice Rana, piano". Retrieved 2019-12-13.

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