At barely 20 years old, Beatrice Rana has shaken the international classical music world already and aroused admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences in many countries. In June 2013, she won Silver (2nd Prize) and the Audience Award at the highly prestigious Van Cliburn competition, bringing her to yet a new level in her already very promising career. She had attracted international attention at 18, winning 1st Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011.
Beatrice is invited in concert series and festivals throughout the world, such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall, Milan’s Società dei Concerti, Paris’ Auditorium du Louvre, La Roque d’Anthéron international piano festival, the Ruhr Klavier Festival, Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, Piano aux Jacobins Festival in Toulouse, Lanaudière Festival in Quebec, the Vancouver Recital Society, La Folle Journée Festival in Nantes, Busoni Festival in Bolzano. She is now also a guest of several major venues in the United-States.
A guest of several orchestras internationally, she will debut with Yannick Nézet-Seguin in Montreal in 2013 and with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2015. She will play at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in 2014 under Fayçal Karoui and with Miguel Harth-Bedoya in 2013. Beatrice has played with Leonard Slatkin, Joshua Weilerstain, Fabien Gabel, Bernard Labadie.
A recipient of an impressive number of first prizes in national and international piano competitions, such as “Muzio Clementi” Competition, “International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marino” and "Bang&Olufsen PianoRAMA Competition”, Beatrice was selected in 2010 among 60 participants as one of the six pianists allowed to take part in the Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Prize. She now studies with Arie Verdi at the Hannover Hochschule.
Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice Rana made her debuts as a soloist with orchestra at the age of 9, performing Bach Concerto in F minor. Beatrice began her musical studies at four and achieved her Piano Degree at the age of sixteen with top marks, laude and honorable mention under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. During her studies, she was awarded at the age of twelve the prestigious scholarship of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for her great and very precocious musical talent. At the same time she attended masterclasses in Italy, France and United States with artists such as M. Beroff, A. Ciccolini, A. Jasinski, F. J. Thioillier, E. Virsaladze.
Beatrice recorded Chopin’s Preludes on the Atma label in 2012, together with Scriabine’s 2nd Sonata, and received international acclaim for this first CD.