Born in Copertino in 1993, Beatrice Rana is already one of the leading pianists of the younger generation. After the young Italian musician’s debut at Carnegie Hall, the New York Times described her playing as “refined and soft-spoken in its brilliance” and praised the “bel canto grace” of her phrasing. The magazine Gramophone was impressed by her artistic maturity, unusual for such a young artist. During the past few years Beatrice Rana has appeared at international musical venues such as the Konzerthaus in Vienna, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle and the Auditorium du Louvre, as well as the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Verbier Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Festival Radio France and the Toronto Summer Music. She makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation at this concert as part of the Piano series.After completing her studies at the Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota in Monopoli, Italy, at the age of only 16, the versatile pianist continued her training in master classes with Michel Béroff, Aldo Ciccolini, Arie Vardi, Andrzej Jasiński, François-Joël Thiollier and Eliso Virsaladze. Beatrice Rana won first prize at numerous competitions (including the Muzio Clementi Competition, the International Piano Competition of the Republic of San Marino and the Bang & Olufsen PianoRAMA Competition) and now performs with such prestigious ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Filharmonica della Scala. She has appeared as a soloist with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Trevor Pinnock and Leonard Slatkin. For her CD debut in 2016 with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under Antonio Pappano, Beatrice Rana selected two of the most demanding works of the repertoire: Peter Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto; a year later, she attracted attention with another release, her interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations.Music of Bach is also the starting point for Beatrice Rana’s stylistically wide-ranging piano recital in the Chamber Music Hall; the programme continues with Robert Schumann’s Concert sans orchestre, the third book of Isaac Albéniz’s richly coloured piano cycle Iberia and three breakneck piano arrangements from Igor Stravinsky’s music for the ballet Petrushka.
- Beatrice Rana
Johann Sebastian Bach
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
Concert sans orchestre in F minor, op. 14
Iberia, Book 3
Three Movements from Petrushka
Introduction 7:15 p.m.