Ossi Tanner, even called the Poet of the Piano, is the Winner of both Tampere Piano Competition 2017 and Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition 2015. During the last years he has more and more been performing as soloist with the leading Finnish orchestras. During the season 2019/2020 he is performing with among others the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Oulu and Lahti Symphony Orchestras. Lahti Symphony Orchestra noted his talent quite early and invited him as its residence artist during the season 2017/2018.
Ossi Tanner has performed at almost all the leading festivals of classical music in Finland and in over ten European countries, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has played chamber music with many important musicians, for example Sergey Malov, Arto Noras and Réka Szilvay. He has studied at the Sibelius Academy and the Paris Conservatory, as well as in the Youth Piano Academy.
”The playing of this romantic virtuoso twinkled of all technical brilliance needed but he really has the gift to get his piano touch to sing and reach you with clarity, which is really important. His poetry is elegantly controlled, while at the same time giving an impression of youthful spontaneity.”
Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat 7.5.2017