In this recital at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Beatrice Rana performs with her signature poise and intelligence some of the musical selections dearest to her heart. She begins with two works composed by Schumann in 1834—Blumenstück Op. 19 and the Symphonic Studies, Op. 13—before moving into the Ravelian Impressionism of Miroirs. She closes with the fiery virtuosity of Guido Agosti's piano transcription of Stravinsky's beloved The Firebird.
The Italian pianist has been spellbinding audiences since the age of 18, when she won first prize and all special jury prizes at the prestigious Montreal International Competition. Now 24, and with a silver medal and an audience award from the 14th Van Cliburn Competition under her belt, she has firmly established herself as one of the young pianists to watch on the international classical music scene.
Beatrice Rana appears by kind permission of Erato/Warner Classics.
Verbier Festival 2010