Hanne lives through music. Creativity is her oxygen, entrepreneurship her vehicle.
With music she connects the dots in life: artistic challenges, existential questions, human issues, societal conflicts, with the aim to create beauty.
After building House of Music for 25 years and a worldwide success with as well her music compositions, her innovative entrepreneurship as her creative music method Children are Composers, her book Growing through Music says is all!
She trains professional MasterMusicians and highly gifted children with her educational music programs.
Hanne composed RANA for her Bass Clarinet Teacher, Jan Guns. Recording made in Tokyo, on tour through Japan.
Hanne Composed VOILA for HERMESensemble when she was composer in residence. Recording by Marc Tooten.
Hanne Composed NEST for theater De Spiegel. A children's (0-y3) performance has travelled worldwide for 5 years.
Mission & Vision
"Every creation process connects me with myself and a deeper sense of being.
Every composition & project is a reflection of an inner moment with the universe."
Besides composing I need HUMAN CONNECTION and aim GROWTH of HUMANITY.
The last 25 years I collaborated worldwide with young and old, highly gifted or people with disabilities,
amateurs or professionals, a city or a small community in the field of music, health care, education and business.
Her TRAININGS are the summum of CREATIVE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL IMPACT for those who want MORE in life!
Hanne studied Composition, Piano & Bass Clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (W. Henderickx & L. Van Hove) and the Guildhall School in London.
When she was only 19 years old she was a laureate, with her first orchestra work Mitä, of the Aquarius composition competition. Mitä was created by the Beethoven Academie conducted by Jan Caeyers and her professional career started.
Hanne composed for Flagey, HERMESensemble, I Solisti del Vento, Oxalys, the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of Flanders, the Belgian National Radio Choir, The Flemisch Opera, Hommages Ensemble, and others. Her music is played from Belgium over the VS to Japan.
Hanne is the founder of House of MusicBelgium, with headquarters in Antwerp. We work worldwide with children, musicians, organizations, and schools.
Her cd Hommage of Hanne Deneire In Flanders' Fields, Phaedra publisher, was awarded a Golden Label and Sabam gave her the Golden Poppy for Classical music/ Chamber music in 2011. Besides composing, she started at age 16, sharing her passion for music & creation through education. She developed her own method "Children are Composers" in her House of Music.
By the age of 19, she was already teaching Highly Gifted Children at the University of Antwerp and received an award from the King Boudewijn Foundation for her social engagement through art. In 2007 she started lecturing at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp in the Master's Community Art while she was working on her Ph.D. mentored by L Van Hove & Prof. A Schramme.
From 2016-2019 she participated in Bob Proctor (PGI) programs & Matrixx. As well as a composer, educator, and expert in music&dementia, she trained & shared her vision & method in the US & Canada. Children are Composers was selected for the accelerator The Birdhouse (2018). Six months she was mentored by F Smet & W van Assche to grow as an impact entrepreneur.
In 2022 her new music theatre Bonaparte, made together with Tom Lanoye, was created at the Antwerp Spring Festival by The Flemish Opera Orchestra conducted by Alexander Joel & Soloist Stefaan Degand. In 2023 her Katsu Project will be sounding again in May and her new trio for Festival der Voorkempen will be created in June by Wibert Aerts, Philippe Thuriot & Carlo Willems.
Hanne is grateful that her music is performed worldwide by the best musicians.
From 2023 her focus is training professional musicians so more children can grow through music!
What do people say about Hanne?
Hanne is an engaging and passionate composer. Roll up her sleeves and action. She makes music with courage and intuition.
And than the paradox what makes her so unique: Her choices and compositions are extremely intelligent.
Dimitri Leue, Actor
I have the honor to have performed several major pieces of Hanne and to also have recorded 2 of her works.
It's always a great musical experience to discover her music and to discover my voice through her music. Working with her strengthens this experience by the inspiration her music gives me, and that she gives me as a person and composer. Together we made some beautiful journeys. I also like very much that she is open to feedback when she creates a new piece so that the piece fits vocally like a second skin and feels natural.
Valerie Vervoort, Soprano
Collaborating with Hanne is every time
a source of inspiration and an
explosion of oxygen.
Koen Kessels, Conductor
I rarely met someone who combines musical toptalent with social engagement. Hanne proves that music is the connection between people.
Meyrem Almaci, Politician
I have the pleasure to know Hanne on a personal and professional level rather well. She is an outstanding composer and wonderful artist.
Not only does she have great ideas, but she also has the courage and energy to work them out till the last bit. Something very rare, nowadays. And did I mention her huge heart?
Eliot Lawson, Violin player
Hanne Deneire verricht grensverleggend werk voor personen met dementie. Ik heb Hanne prachtige prestaties zien neerzetten door emoties op te wekken bij personen met dementie en apathie. Haar werk draagt aanzienlijk bij tot de vermenselijking van (personen met) dementie.’