“Her startling technique remains among the most faultless of young pianists today, and it was displayed, in this recital, in some dazzling repertoire.”
Italian pianist Beatrice Rana has been captivating listeners worldwide with electrifying performances that marry exhilarating power and precision with a startling sensitivity to the poetry underlying a musical score. Rana’s solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall last season left audiences rapt, and the New York Times’ chief classical music critic wrote that her Chopin “set a new standard for me,” adding “she made the pieces sound as poetic and colorful as anything [the composer] ever wrote.”
Here, Rana’s recital program includes Chopin’s four diabolical and lyrical scherzos, which completely upended the genre; Bach’s French Suite No. 2 in C minor; and selections from the first book of Debussy’s fiendishly difficult Études.
The Cal Performances at Home Spring 2021 season is dedicated to Gail and Dan Rubinfeld, leading supporters of Cal Performances and the well-being of our artists for almost 30 years.