Vicar Street, Dublin
Tuesday 24th October 2023
Hania Rani is an award-winning Polish pianist, composer and musician who has collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds, Vikingur Olafsson, Portico Quartet and Christian Löffler, to name but a few. She returns to Ireland in October 2023 for her biggest ever headline concert at Dublin’s iconic Vicar Street, as part of a major tour in support of her highly anticipated third studio album.
Her debut album Esja, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was re-leased to international acclaim in 2019, with her sophomore album, the expansive, cinematic, Home following in 2020. Home was mastered by Zino Mikorey in Berlin (known for his work on al-bums by artists such as Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds). For her work on these records. Hania won four prestigious Fryderyk Awards (Poland’s answer to the Grammys).
In January 2021, Hania signed her publishing rights to Wise Music Group, where her music is repre-sented next to names like Dustin O’Halloran, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Ludovico Einaudi. This year, Hania was asked by director Susanna Fanzun to score the documentary On Giacometti about the artist Alberto Giacometti. Released by Gondwana Records, the soundtrack was recorded in the Swiss mountains with Hania being surrounded by snow and ice which is reflected in the delicate recordings.
"Rani inspires passionate fans because her work is unique: Emotional rather than intellectual, gen-re-bending and boundary-breaking, rhythmic rather than atonal, creating a world that the listener is swept up in" – Forbes
"The music is sublime and minimalist… solo acoustic piano inspired in part by the mountains and countryside of Iceland where some of it was recorded. For Mark [Coles], it’s become his sanctuary... his headspace - a much needed nightly respite" – BBC Radio 4
“Hania Rani’s sound and feel for the piano is so ethereal and otherworldly” – Ólafur Arnalds
"Beautiful... The addition of gentle, meditative electronic elements to Rani's palette elevates her storytelling" – The Line of Best Fit