"A remarkably musical and fluent young pianist ... Remember the name." - New York Post
"Impressively refined and nuanced...stylish Bravura" - Gramophone
"Vanessa Benelli Mosell has the power to let people appreciate my music." - Karlheinz Stockhausen
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 and Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna. She has also performed often with the Moscow Soloists, and replaced Martha Argerich in 2012. In the same year, Vanessa gave her celebrated debut at Londonʼs Wigmore Hall. Recent years have seen new encounters, including a tour to South America, concerts with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, as well as a solo recital at Hamburgʼs Laeiszhalle. 2014 saw her touring Germany and Russia where she gave recitals at the Glinka Festival in Smolensk and masterclasses at the Rostov Conservatory. She also made her debut at Deutschlandsberger Klavierfrühling and Liszt-Festival in Raiding in Austria, Schloss Elmau in Germany and at Londonʼs Kings Place Festival. In 2015 she made her debut at the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell 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 worked closely with the composer and he remains an important influence on Vanessaʼs music making, encouraging her passion for contemporary music and her championing of composers of today as well as the great classics.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell began her comprehensive musical studies when she was exceptionally admitted at the International Piano Academy in Imola at seven years old, where she studied with Franco Scala. In 2007 she was invited to the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory to study with Mikhail Voskresensky. Vanessa entered the Royal College of Music in London in 2007, where she graduated in 2012 studying with Dmitri Alexeev, generously supported by the Russell Gander Award. 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.
Vanessaʼs debut recording ‘Introducing Vanessa Benelli Mosell, Virtuoso Piano Music' features music by Prokofiev, Haydn, Scriabin and Liszt and received great international praise for her "extraordinary artistic talent" and "sparkling technique in demanding music" (Gramophone Magazine). Her debut recording was quickly followed up in September 2012 by her second, equally acclaimed "Liszt Recital". In May 2015, Vanessa will release her next recording, and debut on the DECCA label – a juxtaposition of Stockhausen, Stravinsky and Karol Beffa. Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a Young Steinway Artist and is also supported by the Keyboard Trust.
Vanessa Benelli Mosell has the power to let people appreciate my music" – Karlheinz Stockhausen
Light is the ideal follow up to Vanessa Benelli Mosell's debut album on Decca, [R]evolution, which was released in July 2015. This new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as by Mosell's mentor, Stockhausen, thus bringing together two composers considered visionaries in their respective times. Light will be released on June 3, 2016. Alexander Scriabin began his career as a virtuoso pianist, performing his own works to great acclaim in St. Petersburg, Moscow and beyond. The music of Chopin was a formative influence, and Scriabin's early works are predominantly in genres that Chopin pioneered: prelude, etude, polonaise, impromptu, mazurka. But Scriabin was also a product of Russian musical traditions, and his Chopin-inspired piano textures often support melodies with a distinctively Russian flavor.
Whistling, playing the piano and tapping the cover of the instrument, Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell gave the audience an entertaining experience when she performed at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing recently. It was the pianist's last stop on her first tour of China, which kicked off in Shanghai on Oct 22 and also covered Tianjin, Harbin in Heilongjiang province and Xiamen in Fujian province. "Maybe next time I can do a concert with lights, colors and smoke, which is like a theater play, creating a totally different atmosphere from other piano recitals," the 29-year-old says.
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Tune in throughout the week for tracks from KDFC: San Francisco - Album of the Week. For the Week of July 4th, KDFC is featuring two recordings exploring the piano music of the Russian composer, piano virtuoso, visionary, and mystic, Alexander Scriabin, who died at the age of 43 slightly more than 100 years ago, (1915). From Valentina Lisitsa is a new CD called Nuances, demonstrating the sharp contrast between Scriabin's early and later work. More works by Scriabin are found on Light the latest from the Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell. She couples Scriabin's 24 Preludes with pieces by her mentor, the contemporary German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, who is also often described as a visionary.
"Light" is the ideal follow up to Vanessa Benelli Mosell's debut album on Decca, "[R]evolution." This new album includes music by Alexander Scriabin as well as Vanessa's mentor, Karlheinz Stockhausen, thus putting together two composers both considered visionaries in their respective periods. The album includes Scriabin's 24 Preludes, Op 11, and Stockhausen's Examen/Klavierstueck XIII.
For JUNE 14, 2016 the Scriabin: Preludes, Op 11: No's 13 – 24 (15:46) from Vanessa Benelli Mosell, piano - Light: Scriabin & Stockhausen on Decca is the WFMT: Chicago - New Release of the Day
This Decca debut recording by Italian pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell pays tribute to solo piano music of the 20th century including works by Stockhausen and Stravinsky. The album is completed by the world premiere recording of Karol Beffa's Suite pour Piano ou Clavecin. "A remarkably musical and fluent young pianist … Remember the name." – New York Post
The Beffa: Piano Suite (9:08) from Vanessa Benelli Mosell's Revolution on Decca is a WFMT: Chicago - New Release Of the Week.