Chopin: √Čtudes Op. 25 / 4 Scherzi

 
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FREDERIC CHOPIN
Chopin: Études Op. 25 / 4 Scherzi
Beatrice Rana (piano)

[ Warner Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 24 September 2021

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.

Beatrice performs at the world's most esteemed concert halls and festivals including Vienna's Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Zurich's Tonhalle, London's Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Munich's Philharmonie, Prinzregententheater and Herkulessaal, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, Los Angeles Disney Concert Hall and Hollywood Bowl, and Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center.

She collaborates with conductors of the highest level such as Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, Yuri Temirkanov, Gianandrea Noseda, and Zubin Mehta. Orchestral appearances include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Orchestre National de France, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Filarmonica della Scala, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

An exclusive Warner Classics recording artist, Ms. Rana released her first album in 2015, featuring Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Antonio Pappano and Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. The disc received unanimous international acclaim including Gramophone's "Editor's Choice" and BBC Magazine's 2017 "Newcomer of the Year" Award. The year 2017 will remain as a milestone in Beatrice's career with the release of Bach's Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics and a 30-city tour of the work. Debuting at No. 1 on the U.K.Classical Charts, the recording was praised by reviewers worldwide and crowned by two major awards: Gramophone's "Young Artist of the Year" and Edison Klassiek's "Discovery of the Year" Award. In 2018, she was nominated as 2018 Female Artist of the Year at the Classic BRIT Awards, where she performed for a nationally televised audience at Royal Albert Hall.

In October 2019 a new solo album featuring works by Stravinsky and Ravel has been released, accompanied by cover features on the major international classical music magazines and enthusiastic reviews.

Beatrice Rana came to public attention in 2011 after winning the Montreal International Competition and two years later the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2015, she was named a BBC New Generation Artist, and in 2016 she was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

Born to a family of musicians in 1993, Beatrice began her piano studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at the age of nine, performing Bach Concerto in F Minor. She obtained her Piano Degree under the guidance of Benedetto Lupo, her lifetime mentor, at the Nino Rota Conservatory in Monopoli, where she also studied composition with Marco della Sciucca. She later studied with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule fur Musik in Hannover. She is based in Rome.

'Beatrice Rana set a new standard. She made the Chopin sound as poetic and colorful as anything he ever wrote. Her playing was refined and soft-spoken in its brilliance throughout. She had the audience rapt.' - The New York Times

Beatrice Rana plays Chopin: 12 Études, Op. 25: No. 11 in A Minor ("Winter Wind")