Rani was born in Israel. He studied clarinet performance, receiving a scholarship and studying with Mr. Ilan Schul at the Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. He received his Bachelor of Music in 1995. He was personally invited to study with Professor James Campbell at Indiana University, granted with an excellence-based scholarship, graduating in 2000 with a graduate degree in music performance. Rani has performed a variety of styles, ranging from classical to contemporary, performing in Europe, Brazil, the USA, and Israel
He was a founding member of the Israeli contemporary music ensemble “Kaprizma”, with which he performed numerous concerts; as well as two collaborative projects with “Ensemble Intercontemporain”. In 2001, Rani began working with the violinist Julien Chauvin (France), and the pianist Omar Sanchez (Spain) to form the “Contrasts Ensemble”. Together they performed and recorded music for clarinet, violin, and piano.In 2003 Rani collaborated with the composer Marion Von Tilzer, who was inspired by his playing.
Rani began working on her compositions as part of a unique ensemble of clarinet, strings, piano and Indian instruments. This ensemble performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and recorded a commercial CD in 2007.
Rani also formed the “Trio Acoustique” with the Bassoonist Annette Champness and the pianist Uzi Heymann. In 2008 he took part in the "Peter de Grote Festival" in Groningen, performing an original piece by Gene DiNovi. Currently he lives in The Hague, teaches private clarinet lessons and chamber music at The American School of The Hague and at the Center for Young Musicians of the British School of The Netherlands. Rani continually works with Uzi Heymann, and collaborate with various musicians in chamber music recitals.