What would happen if a composition was written for me? How would that piece resonate if created for my dexterity, my personality, my sound? I have thought about this issue every time I was going to learn a new piece. Right after sight-reading it, I always needed to understand why the composer wrote in a certain way, how or by whom he was inspired. Thanks to BBT all these thoughts of mine are finally becoming reality. Through the Trust I commissioned a new solo piece from Luca Francesconi, whose works have always been incredibly inspiring for me, and the real surprise is to finally find out the result of my experiment. I think that 'Driven by tears,' this new solo piece, suits me perfectly. From the very first moment I recognised that it is a projection of my personality. The premiere will take place in Perugia, in the beautiful Sala dei Notari on 17 March 2017. Only few days to go, as I write, and lot of practice required! But I am really looking forward to giving birth to this amazing new piece of music!Beatrice Rana"
Beatrice appears across the globe in major concert venues, including London's Wigmore and Royal Festival Halls, Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, Zurich's Tonhalle, and festivals such as Klavier Festival Ruhr, Radio France Festival and Ferrara Musica. Her orchestral partners have included, in America, the Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra; in Britain, the City of Birmingham Symphony and London Philharmonic orchestras; on the continent, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Dresden Philharmonic and Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, as well as Milan’s La Scala Philharmonic and Rome’s Santa-Cecilia Orchestra. Much further east she has played with the Seoul Philharmonic, Tokyo's NHK Symphony and the Queensland Symphony orchestras). She has been conducted by the likes of Riccardo Chailly, Fabien Gabel, Fabio Luisi, Susanna Mälkki, Zubin Mehta.Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Antonio Pappano and Leonard Slatkin.
Beatrice Rana was selected in 2014 to perform at the International Music Festival of the Orpheum Foundation for advancement of Young Soloists at Zurich's Tonhalle, with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Mehta. Since September 2015, Beatrice has been a member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme.
Photographs by Marie Staggat
- Commissioning a new work by Luca Francesconi to accompany Liszt’s Sonata in B minor (courtesy of Casa Ricordi S.r.l.)
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North and South America
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Spain and Portugal
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