Ranna Taniguchi was born in Shiga, Japan, in 1999.
She began learning the piano at the age of three and met the saxophone in the wind brass band at twelve. Fascinated by the saxophone, she decided to continue studying the saxophone. After that, she belonged to the brass band of Kosei High School, and studied at the Kyoto City University of Art in the class of Kunisue Sadahito and Sugawa Nobuya from 2017. During her time at the KCUA, she learned various things from basic skills of saxophone to classical music method, as well as performed at an array of concerts across Kyoto and other areas as a soloist, saxophone quartet and in a saxophone orchestra. Also, she is a soloist at the NPO Worldship Orchestra, and is engaged in music education activities for children in developing countries in Southeast Asia.
Ranna has won various awards, such as 1st prize winner in the Nagoya saxophone competition 2016, the outstanding performance award in K saxophone competition 2019, 3rd prize Osaka International Music Competition 2020.
She attended masterclass alongside as well as hosted by some world-famous saxophonists, including Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Yasuto Tanaka, Masato Kumoi, Masataka Hirano, Nicolas Prost, Arno Bornkamp, Christian Wirth, Daniel Gauthier, Lars Mlekusch, Alexandre Doisy, Alexandre Souillart, and Thibaut Canaval.
Currently, Ranna is pursuing her Master of Arts in Music Performance at the Zurich University of the Arts in the class of Prof. Lars Mlekusch.