Vanessa Benelli Mosell
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Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet.
Benelli Mosell gave her debut appearance at eleven years old with pianist Pascal Rogé, who described her as “the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entire life”.[this quote needs a citation] She has since performed with orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She has also performed often with the Moscow Soloists, and replaced Martha Argerich in 2012. In the same year, Vanessa gave her celebrated debut at Londonʼs Wigmore Hall. Recent years have seen new encounters, including a tour to South America, concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, as well as a sell-out solo recital at Hamburgʼs Laeiszhalle. 2014 saw her touring Germany and Russia where she gave recitals at the Glinka Festival in Smolensk and masterclasses at the Rostov Conservatory. She also made her debut at Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling and Liszt-Festival in Raiding in Austria, and at Londonʼs Kings Place Festival. Future engagements include recitals with ‘cellist Henri Demarquette in France, a German tour with violinist Linus Roth, solo recital tours to the U.S., China and South America, as well as concertos in Turkey and in Spain.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell is internationally renowned for her performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke. Following her recording of Klavierstücke I–IV,[clarification needed] she was invited by the composer to study under him, as he believed that she “has the power to let people appreciate my music”.[this quote needs a citation] Vanessa worked closely with the composer and he remains an important influence on Vanessaʼs music making, encouraging her passion for contemporary music and her championing of composers of today as well as the great classics.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell began her comprehensive musical studies when she was exceptionally admitted at the International Piano Academy in Imola at seven years old, where she studied with Franco Scala. In 2007 she was invited to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to study with Mikhail Voskresensky. Vanessa entered the Royal College of Music in London in 2007, where she graduated in 2012 studying with Dmitri Alexeev, generously supported by the Russell Gander Award. Vanessa was awarded the Elba Festival Prize by Yuri Bashmet and more recently she won the first Award of the Festival Pietrasanta as an outstanding young talent.
Vanessaʼs debut recording ‘Introducing Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Virtuoso Piano Music’ ‘Introducing Vanessa Benelli Mosell’, features music by Prokofiev, Haydn, Scriabin and Liszt and received great international praise for her "extraordinary artistic talent" and "sparkling technique in demanding music” (Gramophone Magazine). Her debut recording was quickly followed up in September 2012 by her second, equally acclaimed “Liszt Recital” ‘Introducing Vanessa Benelli Mosell’. In spring 2015, Vanessa released her third recording, which was her debut on the DECCA label – a juxtaposition of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Igor Stravinsky and Karol Beffa. Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a Young Steinway Artist and is also supported by the Keyboard Trust.