Ossi Tanner


Ossi Tanner, even called the Poet of the Piano, is the Winner of the two major national competitions in Finland: Tampere Piano Competition 2017 and Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition 2015. During the last years, he has more and more been performing as a soloist with the leading Finnish orchestras. He has performed with e.g. the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Lohja City Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

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 shared the stage with many important musicians, for example the Brentano Quartet, Kerem Hasan, Hannu Lintu, Klaus Mäkelä, Sakari Oramo, Eiji Oue, and Joshua Weilerstein. He has studied at the Sibelius Academy with professors Matti Raekallio and Erik T. Tawaststjerna and at the Paris Conservatory, as well as in the Youth Piano Academy.

"For soloist Ossi Tanner, the concert provided an opportunity for brilliantly soaring bravura, fierce motoric unleashing and sometimes also sparkling reverie."

Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat 21.1.2023


"This pianist handles the instrument's resources with convincing logic, for which his motoric abilities also provide abundant opportunities."

Matti Asikainen, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, Keskisuomalainen 15.9.2021


"Tanner has a soul connection with his composer, and he approached Chopin's pianism from just the right angle: letting the concerto sing with a soft sigh and without unnecessary brilliance. He immersed himself instinctively in the young composer's intimate world."

Auli Särkiö-Pitkänen, Sibelius Hall, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat 22.2.2018


"This romantic virtuoso's playing sparkled with all the technical brilliance required, but importantly, he has the ability to make his touch sing and carry with clarity. His poetry was finely controlled, while at the same time creating an impression of youthful spontaneity."

Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat 7.5.2017


"As a musician, Tanner is a great communicator with a unique ability to address the listener directly. These are the tools that go a long way!"

Harri Hautala, Aamulehti 6.5.2017