About the Artist
Beatrice, age 15, has been immersed in music from birth—making music is a big part of her family life. Since very young she has taken piano lessons from her mother, Maria Grant. Very recently Beatrice joined Crocus Hill Studios in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she studies with the nationally distinguished artist/teacher, Dr. Joseph Zins. Enrolled in the Studio’s high intensity Performance Studies for the Gifted and Talented Pre-College Student, she is a leading member of the Premier Class.
She was unanimously voted by the piano faculty to receive the prestigious Maddy Summer Artist Award, category piano, at the 2017 Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Camp (MI). In 2017, she also won first place at the Winter Piano Competition at Concordia College (MN) and was a prize winner at the Minneapolis Teachers Forum 9th grade Award. She received the Interlochen Center for the Arts 2016 William and Helen Janson Memorial Scholarship (MI), received Honors at the Minneapolis Music Teachers Forum 2015 Mozart Concerto Competition and was a finalist at the all-instrument Interlochen 2015 Concerto Competition. In 2014 she was awarded the Schubert Club’s Special Grant (MN) and a scholarship from Cazadero Performing Arts for the 2014 Cazadero Performing Arts Camp (CA). Beatrice received scholarships from MacPhail Center for Music for the 2012 Summer Piano Camp (MN) and from the Suzuki Association of Minnesota for the 2012 American Suzuki Institute (WI).
An eager learner, she loves to memorize repertoire and as such, she has participated yearly in the National Guild Piano Auditions, often preparing two different programs. Awards received from the American College of Musicians include the Irl Allison Gold Medal and the High School Freshman Diploma in 2017, the Paderewski Gold Medal and the Sonata Plaque in 2014, the Raissa Tselentsis Scholarship in 2012, and the Sonatina Plaque in 2010. Beatrice was featured in the cover of the spring 2011 issue of Piano Guild Notes, a publication of the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
She performed at masterclasses for Nelita True during the May 2016 Suzuki Association of America National Conference in Minneapolis and at the Minnesota Music Teachers Association State Convention for Noa Kageyama (2016) and Barbara Lister- Sink (2013).
An avid participant and volunteer at various Minnesota Music Teachers events, she participated in theory and sight-reading exams, ensemble festival, keyboard exams and the MMTA State Piano Contest, where she has won in various categories and performed six times at the multi-piano Honors Concert at the Minneapolis Convention Center (MN).
Sensitive to the importance of music in communities, she performed a solo recital at Clinton Elementary School (MN), benefiting the food shelf in January 2017 and is a regular performer at local nursing homes. She has also performed annually at the Mall of America, during the MusicLink Foundation Play-a-thon, helping raise funds for children that cannot afford music lessons. At school, she has contributed both as a pianist and violinist during choir concerts. She hopes to perform a benefit concert in Brazil to raise funds for a small hospital in her future.
She enjoys performing chamber music works of Brahms, Prokofiev, Clark, Schumann and Bruch as well as new compositions of contemporary composers during summer camps. She also collaborates with a violin studio on a regular basis and since August of 2016 Beatrice works as an accompanist at Immaculate Conception Church in Watertown (MN) playing for mass during the weekends.
She also plays the violin and from 2013-2017 was a recipient of full scholarship from the Minnesota Youth Symphony Repertory and Philharmonic Orchestras. Beatrice hopes to grow up to be a professional pianist and an ambassador for classical music.