Musical meteor Hania Rani is touring Australia for the first time

See astonishing pianist and contemporary composer, Hania Rani, when she comes to Melbourne Recital Centre in April.

Rani is one of the most successful and intriguing pianists in the world right now. A transcendent talent, a classically-trained pianist able to evoke the sparseness of her native Polish Bieszczady mountain landscape while teasing enough latent energy to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Hania Rani at Melbourne Recital Centre

  • Friday 28 April, 8pm
  • Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
  • Tickets $75

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Rani grew up in Gdansk (Poland), initially inspired to study classical music, she was introduced to jazz and electronics at music school, widening her interests and as she puts it, “mixing Chopin and Schostakovitch with Dave Brubeck and Moderat”. The electronic influences are clear, you only need to see the success she had with Cercle’s audience for evidence of her wide-ranging appeal.

Other inspirations include composers such as Max Richter, Esbjorn Svensson, Miles Davis, Nils Frahm, Murcof, Portico Quartet, Radiohead, and even The Beatles. “It’s what connects all these artists that inspire me,” she says, “their special approach to music and sound. For me, they have big hearts and huge minds.”

If you’re yet to experience the beauty of Hania Rani, head here to dive into her music on Spotify.

For tickets to Hania’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall show, visit the Recital Centre website here.

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