New York Philharmonic Awards the 2022 Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize to Beatrice Rana
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The New York Philharmonic has announced that the 2022 Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize at the New York Philharmonic has been awarded to 29-year-old pianist Beatrice Rana. She is the second to receive the honor, following Benjamin Grosvenor, who received the Prize in 2016 and made his New York Philharmonic subscription debut in April 2018.
The Ackman Prize — made possible by a generous gift from Philharmonic Board Member Lawrence Ackman and his wife, Ronnie — is awarded every three years to a rising pianist or piano duo chosen by a confidential panel comprising prominent pianists, New York Philharmonic leadership, and other recognized musical figures. Recipients are given $30,000 and are engaged to perform with the New York Philharmonic, play chamber music with Philharmonic musicians, and serve as classical music ambassadors, taking part in community engagement and education initiatives in New York City.