Hania Rani is a Polish composer and pianist who released Esja, her debut album this summer. It’s minimalistic, instrumental, sounds call to mind the likes of Lubomyr Melnyk, another piano pony in the Homebeat stable (promoters of this show). Indeed, most names which come to mind from this world of neo-classical tranquil tinkering are male – Max Richter, Joep Beving, Rui Massena, Lambert – so it’ll be refreshing to see Rani deliver the atmospherics on her grand piano. Pause. Relax.
Photo: Hania Rani Press