2013 silver medalist
Age as of Competition: 26
“To make the evening complete, Beatrice Rana took Prokofiev 2 and turned it into an endlessly fascinating piece of humanity that had the orchestra riveted on every note to hear what wonders Rana would discover next.” — Laurence Vittes, Huffington Post
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana drew mass attention during the 2013 Cliburn Competition for “intensely personalized music-making” (Dallas Morning News) that “had an electrical current running through virtually every measure” (The Plain Dealer). Already a rising star, Ms. Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Highlights of her 2013-14 season include invitations to perform with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, Miguel Harth-Bedoya with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and Fayçal Karoui with the Orchestre Lamoureux in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and tours of the United States arranged by the Cliburn. Recording label harmonia mundi usa released a live CD of her Competition performances in late 2013 with works by Schumann, Ravel, and Bartók, which joins her debut CD on ATMA Classique featuring Scriabin and Chopin.
2013 CLIBURN COMPETITION AWARDS: