About the Artist
Throughout January and February of 2020, Bea participated in college auditions across the country and visited several conservatories and schools of music. She will be attending Blair-Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she will pursue a double degree in Piano Performance and Public Policy. She will study piano with Dr. Craig Nies.
Her acclaimed participation in the 2019 Classical Minnesota Public Radio Varsity Competition was a catalytic event! She earned the Audience Vote in the online voting, in March, and performed live at the MPR’s Varsity Showcase Concert radio broadcast in May.
As the winner of the Minnetonka Association 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition, she performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.1 twice with the Minnetonka Symphony Orchestra. She also won first places at the 2019 CIPC Preparatory Camp for Young Artists (OH) and at the Steinway Piano Competition (MN), received the Jean & Sigurd Gundersen Semi-Finalist Award at the Rising Stars Concerto Competition in La Crosse (WI) and was awarded a Schubert Club Special Grant for the second time to attend international piano summer camps in Texas and Ohio.
In 2018, Beatrice performed with the Golden Valley Orchestra, with the Minnesota International Piano Camp Lab Orchestra, was awarded second place at the SPPTA Concerto Competition, received third place at the Bosendorfer USA Piano Competition and was featured in the cover of the 2018 Winter Issue of Piano Guild Notes Vol. 67, No.3, by the American College of Musicians (ACM).
In 2017, she won first place at the Winter Piano Competition at Concordia College and won third place at the SPPTA 2017 Concerto Competition. She accompanied various vocal solo spotlights for the Waconia High School Power Company “Show Choirs Spectacular” concerts in March and was unanimously voted by the Interlochen Arts Camp (MI) summer high school piano faculty to receive the prestigious Maddy Summer Artist Award-Piano, based on “Outstanding Achievement in Performance and Citizenship”. Beatrice also received the 2017 Irl Allison Gold Medal from the ACM for her fifteenth outstanding performance at National Guild Auditions and the MMTA Challenge Award Trophy, for achieving 2,500 points in various exams and competitions over the years.
Other special commendations she accumulated from the American College of Musicians include High School Freshman Diploma (2017), Paderewski Gold Medal (2014), Sonata Plaque (2014), Raissa Tselentis Scholarship for the highest score in the performance of Clavier works of J. S. Bach in the National Guild Auditions (2012) and the Sonatina Plaque (2010).
Bea has performed in several Play-a-thons to benefit the MusicLink Foundation and has given recitals at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, participated in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kick Off Event and in 2017, presented a Freshman Benefit Solo Piano Recital for the Big Stone Lake Area Emergency Food Shelf in Clinton (MN). She is a regular performer at local nursing homes and cherishes sharing her talents with various senior homes in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Cleveland (OH), San Marcos and Fort Worth (TX).
She is a practice assistant for students at Grant Piano Studio and the accompanist for Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown (MN). Bea studied piano with her mother for thirteen years and joined the Crocus Hill Studios’ Premier Class in the Fall of 2017 to study with Dr. Joseph Zins.