Born in Copertino in 1993, Beatrice Rana is taking the international music world by storm. The Italian pianist studied with Benedetto Lupo in Monopoli and with Arie Vardi in Hanover, and first gained popularity after winning the 2011 Concours musical international de Montréal. She won the Silver Medal and the Audience Award at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2015, she was named a BBC New Generation Artist and was awarded a fellowship from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust the following year.
The 2016–17 season was a milestone in Rana’s career with her release of Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Warner Classics, an album which debuted at number one on the UK classical charts, was praised by reviewers worldwide and was awarded the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award. In addition to a series of international recitals (including an appearance in the Concertgebouw’s Master Pianists Series), she recently performed with Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the BBC Proms and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Vasily Petrenko.
Rana will be making her first solo appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2018–19 season.