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Vanessa Benelli Mosell: Bio

"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.

1 Scriabin - Prelude No. 1 in C Major  
2 Scriabin - Prelude No. 2 in A Minor  
3 Scriabin - Prelude No. 3 in G Major  
4 Scriabin - Prelude No. 4 in E Minor  
5 Scriabin - Prelude No. 5 in D Major  
6 Scriabin - Prelude No. 6 in B Minor  
7 Scriabin - Prelude No. 7 in A Major  
8 Scriabin - Prelude No. 8 in F Sharp Minor  
9 Scriabin - Prelude No. 9 in E Major  
10 Scriabin - Prelude No. 10 in C Sharp Minor  
11 Scriabin - Prelude No. 11 in B Major  
12 Scriabin - Prelude No. 12 in G Sharp Minor  
13 Scriabin - Prelude No. 13 in G Flat Major  
14 Scriabin - Prelude No. 14 in E Flat Minor  
15 Scriabin - Prelude No. 15 in D Flat Major  
16 Scriabin - Prelude No. 16 in B Flat Minor  
17 Scriabin - Prelude No. 17 in A Flat Major  
18 Scriabin - Prelude No. 18 in F Minor  
19 Scriabin - Prelude No. 19 in E Flat Major  
20 Scriabin - Prelude No. 20 in C Minor  
21 Scriabin - Prelude No. 21 in B Flat Major  
22 Scriabin - Prelude No. 22 in G Minor  
23 Scriabin - Prelude No. 23 in F Major  
24 Scriabin - Prelude No. 24 in D Minor  
25 Scriabin - Prelude 3 Pieces for piano, Op.2 - Etude in C Sharp Minor  
26 Scriabin - Prelude 3 Pieces for piano, Op.2 - Prelude in B  
27 Scriabin - Prelude 3 Pieces for piano, Op.2 - Impromptu A La Mazur  
28 Scriabin - Prelude 3 Pieces for piano, Op.2 - Etude In D Sharp Minor Op. 8 No. 12  
29 Stockhausen - Klavierstuck XII ? Examen I  
30 Stockhausen - Klavierstuck XII ? Examen II  
31 Stockhausen - Klavierstuck XII ? Examen III  
Vanessa Benelli Mosell - l'Institut culturel italien (05.02.18)

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.