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Beatrice Rana

2013 silver medalist

Age as of Competition: 20

“Italian pianist Beatrice Rana gave an immaculate performance… She will become an artist one will want to keep an ear on.” –Washington Post

Italian pianist Beatrice Rana, 21, drew mass attention for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News) during the 2013 Cliburn Competition, capturing second prize and the Audience Award. She since has continued to build a reputation for sophisticated interpretations of emotional depth, prompting Gramophone magazine to proclaim that she “possesses an old soul that belies her [then] 20 years, and more than a touch of genius.” In the 2014–15 season, Ms. Rana will make orchestra debuts with the LA Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Zürich with Zubin Mehta, and give recitals at the Kennedy Center (under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts), Spivey Hall, Cliburn Concerts, the Gilmore, Wigmore Hall, and the Auditorium du Louvre. She was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine in 2013 just before her Cliburn appearance, and her artistry was highlighted again in the magazine’s “30 under 30” list in 2014. Recording label harmonia mundi released an acclaimed live CD of her Competition performances of Schumann, Ravel, and Bartók in November 2013, which joins her critically-acclaimed debut CD of works by Scriabin and Chopin on ATMA Classique.


Silver Medal
Audience Award

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