Van Cliburn Silver Medalist Beatrice Rana

"Sheer enchantment, alternately out-of-body and almost fearsome in intensity." - Dallas Morning News

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center

At barely 20 years old, Beatrice Rana was awarded the silver medal - as well as the Audience Award - in the august Van Cliburn Piano Competition in 2013. Now, she will be featured in one of Dayton’s most intimate recital spaces, the Sears Recital Hall in the Jesse Philips Humanities Center. 

Already a well-traveled soloist, Rana was named “One to Watch” by International Piano magazine just before her Cliburn appearance. Born in Copertino, Italy into a family of musicians, she began musical studies at the age of 4 and made her concerto debut when she was 9. She has attracted international attention for a number of years, winning various competitions - among them the First Prize and all special prizes at the Montreal International competition in 2011. Rana currently studies with Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, having previously graduated from the Nino Rota Conservatory of Music where she studied with Benedetto Lupo. Her first CD - Chopin and Scriabin (ATMA Classique) - received international acclaim when it was released in 2012.  Recording label harmonia mundi will release a live CD of her Van Cliburn Competition performances in late 2013.

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General Seating: A limited number of general admission seats are available through the UD Box Office. $20 general admission; $15 UD faculty, staff & alumni; $10 UD students and youth. Call 937-229-2545 or visit the box office website.

Premium Seating: A number of premium reserved seats will be sold in connection with a special appeal to support the Arts Series Endowment, established by Kenneth and Mimi Kuntz. Patrons will also receive an invitation to attend an exclusive reception with Beatrice Rana following the concert. To receive an invitation for this opportunity, please send an e-mail to: