Kerani was born in Belgium to a Hungarian father and German mother, and Kerani currently lives in the south of The Netherlands near the Belgium border and the area where she grew up. “As a child I listened to the great classical composers like Mozart, Liszt, Schumann and many others.” Her family got an old piano when she was four. “I was strangely drawn to that weathered old thing. Slowly I taught myself to play and I discovered the magic of composing music. The rise of electronic music in the late Seventies and Eighties was a revelation to me -- Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Electric Light Orchestra and Mike Oldfield. These new sounds boosted my inspiration. In 1986 I teamed up with a couple of studio musicians to record the instrumentals ‘Seagullsong’ and ‘Oblivion’ which I released as a single. It got regional airplay and the B-Side became a theme song on Radio 2 Flanders.”
She performed as the lead vocalist and keyboardist in the band Liaison in the city of Ternat where they mostly played the popular music of that time (1989). Kerani moved to Italy for about three years where she taught English language courses (she speaks English, Dutch, French, Italian, Hungarian and German). She wrote and published a book of children’s stories and also re-orchestrated 15 children’s songs for an instructional DVD for disabled children. Kerani composed the soundtrack for several documentary films commissioned by the Historical Society of the Roerstreek in the Netherlands, and she also scored the documentaries “Antarctic Inspection” and “Rothera” made by the NWO (Dutch Institute for Scientific Research).
In 2015, Kerani performed in concert with new age music legend Terry Oldfield. A new concert with Mike Oldfield’s brother is planned for May 2017.
In 2016, while composing music for her upcoming album, Kerani also wrote the piano arrangements for the new live album of Dutch singer songwriter Benny Hitt.
Kerani released her first album, Wings of Comfort, in 2011; The Journey in 2012; and Arctic Sunrise in 2014. All three recordings received positive reviews and strong airplay. Her fourth album, Equilibrium (2015), was and still is equally successful.
Using her piano and synthesizers in conjunction with an array of orchestral instruments played by accomplished European musicians, Kerani creates musical storytelling that captures people, places, moments in history and passionate feelings. Occasionally she adds subtle vocalizations to further create a mood. With Equilibrium, her fourth album, she solidifies her position as one of the top keyboardists, composers and arrangers in the neo-classical and new age music genres. Her third album, Arctic Sunrise, went to #2 on the international Zone Music Reporter Chart for this type of music, got airplay on hundreds of radio stations worldwide, was a Top 10 album on the annual ZMR rankings and won the ZMR Neo-Classical Album of the Year Award. Equilibrium reached #3 position on the ZMR Chart and also won the Akademia Award for Best Ambient Album in July 2015. It was nominated for the ZMR Music Award for Best Neo-Classical New Age Album of 2015 and also received a nomination for the OWM Award for Best Electronic Album.
Kerani is currently working on her next musical project. Her fifth album is expected to be released in the spring of 2017.
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