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Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has earned the Silver Prize at the Van Cliburn competition, headlined Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and venues worldwide. Rana’s performance at Purdue will include four scherzos by Chopin, etudes by Debussy, and more.

Sensitivity, sophistication and control, along with a touch of magic ― The New York Times

The New York Times hailed young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana as “one of the most insightful and prodigiously gifted artists of the new generation.” In 2013, she earned the Silver Prize and Audience Award at the prestigious Van Cliburn competition. Since then, this Gramophone award-winning artist has headlined Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center and venues worldwide. Rana delivers ravishing performances as instinctively human as they are intellectually engaged with compositional subtext. Her Convos program will highlight the technical and emotional complexities of Frédéric Chopin’s four scherzos, ranging from tranquil and tender to terse and tense; a series of Claude Debussy études the composer considered suitable only for “remarkable hands”; and a deep exploration of emotional dissonance in an excerpt from Igor Stravinsky’s Petrushka ballet.

Program

Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31

Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 39

Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54

Claude Debussy: Études, Book 1

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

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