In 2011, at the age of 18, Beatrice Rana won the Montreal International Piano Competition, making her the youngest winner ever. She stood head and shoulders above all the other contestants and now Rana’s star is rising in the international music world: she has aroused admiration from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences alike.
“From the moment she sat down at the piano during the first round of the competition, Rana sent chills through the room.” – La Scena Musicale
Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
24 Preludes, Op. 28
Though she is barely 20 years old, Beatrice is already a guest of prestigious concert series and festivals throughout the world, such as Zurich’s Tonhalle, London’s Wigmore Hall, La Roque d’Anthéron international piano festival, Radio-France Festival in Montpellier, Lanaudière Festival in Montreal, the Vancouver Recital Society, Domaine Forget in Quebec, La Folle Journée Festival in Nantes, Busoni Festival in Bolzano, Milan’s Società dei Concerti. As a soloist she has been invited to perform with the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, the Kuala Lumpur Philharmonic Orchestra, the Aarhus Symfoniorkester, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Pau Pays de Bearn in France, Fabien Gabel’s Quebec Symphony Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Seguin’s Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal.
In June 2011, at only 18, Beatrice Rana won First Prize at the Montreal International Music Competition and thus became one of its youngest winner ever. Beatrice Rana also won all the other special prizes. 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” where she has attended a prestigious masterclass with Arie Vardi and performed a recital. She now studies with Arie Verdi in Hannover.
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.
This performance is sponsored by the John C. Kerr Family Foundation.