Beatrice Rana

Beatrice Rana has taken the international classical music world, arousing admiration and interest from concert presenters, conductors, critics and audiences worldwide.

She performs at the world’s most esteemed concert halls and festivals including the Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, London's Barbican Centre, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Musikverein, KKL Lucerne, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich’s Gasteig, Prinzregententheater and Herkulessaal, Frankfurt’s Alte Oper, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Tonhalle Zurich, BBC Proms, Verbier Festival, Mostly Mozart, Boston’s Symphony Hall and Celebrity Series, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Hall and Hollywood Bowl,and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

She collaborates with conductors such as Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jaap van Zweden, Antonio Pappano, Manfred Honeck, Klaus Mäkelä, Gianandrea Noseda, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Chailly, Paavo Järvi, Yuri Temirkanov, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Gimeno, Lahav Shani, Jakub Hrusa, Dima Slobodeniouk, James Gaffigan, Gustavo Gimeno, Susanna Mälkki, Kent Nagano, Leonard Slatkin and Zubin Mehta. Orchestras include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Bayerische Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester, Munich Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI, Filarmonica della Scala, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony.

Rana records exclusively for Warner Classics. All her recordings have received global acclaim. In 2017, she was Young Artist of the Year at the Gramophone Awards and Discovery of the Year at the Edison Awards. For her recording of the Goldberg Variations in June 2018, she was chosen as Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2023, she will present her fifth album, which features Clara and Robert Schumann’s concertos with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 

In 2017, Rana started her own chamber music festival, Classiche Forme, in her hometown of Lecce, Puglia. The festival has become one of Italy’s major summer events. She also became artistic director of the Orchestra Filarmonica di Benevento in 2020. 

In June 2013, Rana won second prize and the Audience Award at the Van Cliburn Competition. At 18, she attracted international attention by winning first prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International Competition in 2011. Rana began her musical studies at age 4 and achieved her piano degree under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo at the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music in Monopoli. She then studied with Arie Vardi in Hanover and again with Benedetto Lupo at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia.


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