Hanne studied Composition, Piano & Bass Clarinet at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp 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 and others. Her music is played from Belgium over Dallas to Japan.
Her cd “hommage of Hanne Deneire” In Flanders' Fields, Phaedra publisher, was awarded with a Golden Label and
Sabam gave her the Golden Poppy for “classical music/ chamber music” in 2011.
Hanne Composed NEST for theater De Spiegel.
A children's performance that travelled worldwide.
Bout'chou: music by HD & Bach performed by Eliot Lawson & Hanne Deneire
made for Philharmonie de Luxembourg.
Hanne cherishes yet another passion as well: “using music to help people exploit their potential”.
In 2003 she won an award by the Koning Boudewijn Foundation for her work with highly gifted children. After a year of intense coursework in psychology at the University of Brussels (VUB) she started as a music therapist.
From 2007-2012 Hanne was a lecturer at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp.
Besides composing and teaching she developed her own House of Music in three cities in Flanders with the motto “A Life with Music”. Babies, toddlers, children, adults and seniors, no matter what character they have, can learn how to play an instrument thanks to the certified Music method ManiMelo designed by Hanne.
Hanne composed music for the movie La Belgique Martyre,
performed by HERMESensemble
With KATSU Hanne builds the bridge between East & West.
In 2012 she wrote “The voice of our Memory”, a new model named contact choir. This project was made together with the Expertise Center Dementia and the Royal broadcast a national dream. When her book „Remembering through music” was published (Dutch & Eng), Hanne started working all over Europe as an international expert in Music & Dementia. Her last report "Communicating with Flair"aims to change the daily attitude of the healthcare sector by communicating musically.
Her new online music program “Children are Composers” gives every child in the world the chance to learn the magical language of music by creating and composing it themselves.
Hanne plays concerts for people with severe dementia and their family.