Hanne Deneire
Impact Composer

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 her 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 new book "Growing through Music" says is all!

Besides her Training MasterMusicians, she has an exclusive Music Business Mindset (MBM) Training 
for professional musicians & entrepreneurs. Hanne loves inspiring you in 
your entrepreneurship, your mindset (Bob Proctor background) & musical skills to be in the flow.

She gives trainings worldwide but she also keeps cherishing her first passion: highly gifted children.

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! 

LISTEN to her music 

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.


Hanne studied Composition, Piano & Bass Clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp (Wim Henderickx & Luc Van Hove) and the Guildhall School of Music 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, Quince Quartet, the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra of Flanders, the Belgian National Radio Choir, The Flemisch Opera, and others. Her music is played from Belgium over the VS to Japan. 
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 and artistic projects. 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 the composer Luc Van Hove & Prof. Annick Schramme.

From 2016-2019 she participated in Bob Proctor (PGI) programs and 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 program The Birdhouse in 2018. For six months she was mentored by Filip Smet & Wilfried van Assche to grow as a social 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 and creative entrepreneurs in their full potential!
Hanne is the founder of 
House of Music Belgium, 
with headquarters in Antwerp. 
We work worldwide with children, musicians, organizations, and schools 
to 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.’

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engelborghs
Hanne Deneire bruist van energie en tracht met haar aanstekelijk enthousiasme mensen met dementie met muziek te betoveren. 
En ze slaagt daar wonderwel in. De connectie die vaak verloren gewaand wordt door de nabije omgeving, brengt ze terug. Ze vibreert op die manier mee met de mens met dementie. 
Met "Een andere dementie in muziek" dat ze te boek stelde, betrad ze onder meer met luistersessies in woonzorgcentra een domein dat blijft uitdagen. Telkens doet ze dit met respect voor de persoon met dementie en zijn omgeving. 

Jurn Verschraegen, Director Expertise Centre Dementia Flanders
Ik ken Hanne reeds uit mijn studietijd aan het conservatorium in Antwerpen. Toen kreeg ik de kans om verschillende werken van haar te creëren. Later werkte ik ook mee als pianist aan een CD met werk van haar. Haar muziek is onlosmakelijk verbonden met haar persoonlijkheid. Spontaniteit, nieuwsgierigheid en positivisme vormen steeds de kern van haar composities. Met haar samenwerken doet grenzen verleggen.

Nicolas Callot, Pianist
Enige tijd geleden heb ik het genoegen gehad een orgelwerk van Hanne Deneire te creëren. Het was een bijzondere ervaring, omdat bij het instuderen gradueel nieuwe dimensies van het werk naar boven kwamen. Pas na een rijpingsproces geven de diepste lagen zich prijs. Dat het diepste voelen van een werk de rijkdom van het palet van een componist weergeeft is niet zo vanzelfsprekend meer in onze tijd. Gelukkig heeft Hanne naast haar creatieve arbeid ook sterke pedagogische talenten. Daardoor kunnen haar ondernemerschap en opvoedkundige eigenschappen ook deze diepste dimensies en gevoelens naar boven halen bij haar doelpubliek.

Jan Van Landeghem, Composer

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