grew up in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. He grew up immersed in music and drama, and during high school played major characters as an actor and singer. As a teenager, he performed in theater festivals in the U.S. He earned a Professionals’ Diploma in Filmmaking from the SAE Institute in Amman, Jordan; and then attended the National Music Conservatory in Amman where he studied Arabic music, majoring in Voice and Oud. He performed on the Ney flute and sang folkloric Jordanian songs with the Jordanian Arabic Ensemble at the EuroMed Youth Music Expo Festival in Cyprus.

Hani studied opera singing at the Lebanese National Conservatory, and was privileged to learn directly from his idol, the legendary Sabah Fakhri. He led his own Arabic ensemble, gave oud lessons, and managed his own home studio, producing soundtracks and original works. Hani currently resides in Chicago and performs with the best Arab musicians in the city, the Diwan Al-Han Ensemble, as a Qanunist and vocalist. He has family members in Gaza, Palestine. He believes that Arabic music is a unique combination of Middle Eastern sounds of antiquity, augmented and crowned with the art of language by Arabs. His mission is to preserve and renew this ancient art form by developing and producing more original works.

“The U.S.A.’s hottest baroque band.” –CLASSICAL MUSIC MAGAZINE (UK)