Hania Rani is an award-winning pianist, composer and singer. Her debut album “Esja”, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim in 2019, earning Rani four prestigious Fryderyk Awards including “Best Debut Album”, “Best Alternative Album” and “Best New Arrangement”, in recognition from the Polish music industries very own Grammys. In the same year, Rani became the “Discovery of the Year 2019” in the Empik Bestseller Awards whilst also earning the distinguished Sanki Award for the “New Face of Polish Music”.
Her follow-up sophomore album, the expansive, cinematic, “Home”, was released in 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 and with Rough Trade including it in their essential “Albums of the Year”.
In 2021, Hania signed her publishing rights to Wise Music Group, where her music is represented next to names like Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Ludovico Einaudi. That year also brought “Music for Film and Theatre” a personal selection of recent compositions for film, theatre and other projects released on Gondwana Records.
In 2022 Hania released the EP Live From Studio S2, which includes rearrangements of her favourite songs (‘Hawaii Oslo’ , ‘Glass’ , ‘Leaving’ , ‘Buka’).
Rani also composed music for a movie “xAbo” directed by A. Potoczek and for the play “Nora” directed by Michał Zdunik. Her song “Eden’” was used as the soundtrack to the short movie by Małgorzata
Szumowska for Miu Miu’s movie cycle “Women’s Tales“. Hania and Dobrawa’s “Whale Song” was used
in a Louis Vuitton spot and multiple Hania’s tracks were placed in a Netflix series “Last Chance U:
Basketball”. Hania also composed music for the documentary movie “Venice: Infinitely Avantgarde”. The soundtrack was released in 2022 by Sony Music’s XXIM Recrods.