Representing the Embassy of Switzerland

Programme

Bach-Siloti — Aria
Bach-Kempff — Siciliano
Mahler — Adagietto (transcribed by Berrut)
Liszt — Ballade No 2
Liszt — Après une Lecture de Dante

Performer

Described by the Irish Times as “a revelation, an exceptional pianist”, whose “transcendent playing revels in multiple layers of genius and beauty”, and by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as “a standout in all categories”, Beatrice Berrut has appeared throughout Europe, America and China. She has played at venues such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Preston Bradley Hall (Chicago Cultural Center), London’s Wigmore Hall, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires. She gives recitals as well as appearing as a soloist (Dortmunder Philharmoniker, Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Orchestra della Svizerra italiana, North Czech Philharmonic Teplice, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, amongst others).

Beatrice Berrut was born in the Swiss canton of Valais, and after studying at the Conservatoire in Lausanne and at the Heinrich Neuhaus Foundation in Zurich, she trained for five years with Galina Iwanzowa at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin. She went on to expand her performing skills at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in the class of John O’Conor, who studied with Wilhelm Kempff, there obtaining her Recital Artist Diploma.

In 2005 Beatrice Berrut was invited personally by Gidon Kremer to take part in his festival in Basel (Les Muséïques). She plays with renowned partners such as Shlomo Mintz, Itzhak Perlman, Frans Helmerson and Mihaela Martin.

She has received many prizes: she was winner of the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in 2002 and the Prix de la Société des Arts de Genève in 2006; in 2011 she was voted “Revelation” by the Association of Music Critics of Argentina and received the Canton of Valais Sponsorship Prize and the “Griffon Culturel” awarded by the Association du Chablais.

She also appears regularly on radio and television.

Beatrice Berrut is a Bösendorfer artist.