Composer, music theorist. Born in 1970 in Moscow, USSR. Graduated from the Composition Department of St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2003, earned his postgraduate degree in music theory in 2005. In 2003–2005, Rannev undertook an internship in the field of electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne, Germany. Lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University, Russia. The Gartow-Stiftung program recipient (Germany, 2002), winner of the Salvatore Martirano Award (Illinois University, US, 2009) and the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2010). His opera Two Acts took the Grand-Prix of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, 2013; the Drillalians opera series was nominated to the Golden Mask National Theatre Award (Russia, 2016). Rannev’s music has been performed in Russia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Great Britain, Finland, Poland, Japan and USA. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.