Hania Rani (Hanna Maria Raniszewska, born September 5, 1990) is a Polish award-winning pianist, composer and musician who, was born in Gdańsk (PL) and splits her life between Warsaw, where she makes her home, Berlin where she studied and Zurich, where she often works. Her debut album‘Esja’, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim on April 5, 2019, earning Rani two prestigious Fryderyk Awards in recognition from the Polish music industries very own Grammys.
Her follow-up sophomore album, the expansive, cinematic, ‘Home’, was released on May 15th 2020 on Gondwana Records and finds Rani expanding her palate: adding vocals and subtle electronics to her music as well as being accompanied by bassist Ziemowit Klimek and drummer Wojtek Warmijak. The album earned Rani another notable accolade of ‘Best Composer’, a further acknowledgement from Fryderyk with Rough Trade including it in their essential ‘Albums of the Year’.
In January 2022 Hania has released the album ‘Live from Studio S2’. The tracks were recorded at Polish Radio Studio and contain rearrangements of songs from previous albums.
At the moment Hania is working on a new album, works on a few scores and prepares herself for a big international tour.
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