VANESSA BENELLI MOSELL / piano

Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a rising star on the international music scene. She is continuously praised for her virtuosity, her technical brilliance and the sensitivity of her musical insight, which have been shaped significantly in mentorships with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Yuri Bashmet. Benelli Mosell gave her debut appearance at eleven years old with pianist Pascal Rogé, who described her as “the most natural musical talent I have encountered in my entire life”. She has since performed with orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, Berliner Symphoniker, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg. She also performed with the Moscow Soloists, replacing Martha Argerich in 2012. In the same year, Vanessa gave her celebrated debut at Londonʼs Wigmore Hall. Vanessa is internationally renowned for her performances of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke. Following her recording of Klavierstücke I-IV, she was invited by the composer to study under him, as he believed that she “has the power to let people appreciate my music”. Vanessa was awarded the Elba Festival Prize by Yuri Bashmet and more recently she won the first Award of the Festival Pietrasanta as an outstanding young talent. Her debut recording with music by Prokofiev, Haydn, Scriabin and Liszt received great international praise for her "extraordinary artistic talent" and "sparkling technique in demanding music” (Gramophone Magazine).