Described by La Nación of Buenos Aires as ‘a revelation, an outstanding pianist whose performances testify to her degree of perfection’, Beatrice Berrut is no stranger to the international stage. She has given numerous concerts across Europe and America in such prestigious halls and festivals as the Berlin Philharmonie, Preston Bradley Hall in Chicago, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Teatro Coliseo in Buenos Aires, and the Festival des Serres d’Auteuil in Paris.
A prizewinner of the Société des Arts de Genève in 2006, Beatrice also won the Swiss round of the 2002 Eurovision Contest for young classical musicians, going on to represent her country at the European final in Berlin. In 2009 she was honoured by the Bach Prize of the Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, and in 2011 she received the ‘Revelation’ Prize from the Argentinian press for her concerts with Shlomo Mintz.
She is a graduate of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where she was taught for five years by Galina Ivanzova. She is currently taking a postgraduate course in John O’Conor’s class at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin.
Since the release of her first CD on the AMIE label in 2003, featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt, Beatrice Berrut has been regularly invited to appear in prestigious venues as a recitalist or with such orchestras as the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Kammerphilharmonie Berlin, the Camerata Menuhin, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, and Cappella Academica of Berlin.
She has made many recordings for Swiss and German radio and television and has also appeared on American, British, Canadian, Belgian, and French radio stations (WFMT Chicago, BBC3, CKWR, France Musique, Musiq’3, etc.). In 2011 she released the complete Schumann piano sonatas on the American label Centaur Records to international critical acclaim.
A skilled chamber musician, Beatrice was invited by Gidon Kremer to appear in a number of concerts at his festival in Basel in 2005, and has been invited several times by Shlomo Mintz to his festival in Sion and on a tour of duo recitals in Argentina in September 2011. She performed with Itzhak Perlman in the Schumann Piano Quintet at the Hamptons (NY) in August 2011.