Hanni Liang was born in 1993 in Bielefeld (Germany). She took her first piano lesson when she was eight years old and became a young student of Barbara Szczepańska after rapid progress, followed by many prizes and concerts. Among them were 1st prizes at the Rotary Piano Competition, the Van Bremen Piano Competition and the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale di Roma. Concert performances have taken her to Austria, China, Spain, Italy and Poland, where she has appeared at the Tianjin Piano Festival and the International Music Festival Chopin. Furthermore she travels regularly for concerts to Switzerland (the BSI Engadin Festival) and to respected music festivals in Germany including the Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Best of NRW, Schumannfest and Gezeitenkonzerte.
In 2010 she was chosen as the “Young Steinway Artist” and was given a Steinway advancement award. Furthermore, she has received sponsorships from the Dörken Stiftung, the Association for Westphalia Cultural Work, Bechstein and the Richard Wagner Foundation among others. Since 2013 she has been an acclaimed TONALi-Musician and has thus developed outstanding skills in musical communication. TONALi has shaped her further career development and influenced her personality in art, as well as her musical engagement, to encourage more young listeners of classical music and to obtain cultural education.
Her close collaboration with the renowned German composer Manfred Trojahn led to the premiere of his piece for piano Leise Gondeln and developed not only into a deep friendship, but also led to a recording of Trojahn’s Six Préludes in 2015. That disc was the pianist's debut recording.
Her frequent collaborations with the Swiss-Uruguayan pianist Homero Francesch have had a fundamental effect on her musical understanding. Other influences have come from such distinguished musicans as Bernd Goetzke, Jacques Rouvier and John Perry.
The 2015-16 season saw Liang undertake a two-week tour of China which included concerts at the country's most prestigious concert halls including the Forbidden City Hall in Beijing, the Tianjin Concert Hall and the Qintai Concert Hall in Wuhan. In July she was honoured to adjudicate the grand finale of TONALi 2016 at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg.