21-year-old Ossi Tanner is a Finnish concert pianist, based in Helsinki and Paris. Tanner has won the major national piano competitions in Finland: the Tampere Piano Competition (2017), and the Oulu Leevi Madetoja Piano Competition (2015). He has performed as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

Tanner is the Artist in Residence of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 2017–2018. He will make his debut with the Tapiola Sinfonietta in 2019. Tanner has collaborated with musicians such as Hannu Lintu, Klaus Mäkelä, Arto Noras, Sakari Oramo, Hartmut Rohde, Hagai Shaham, Réka Szilvay and Gregor Witt.

Tanner has been invited to Finland’s most prominent music festivals in Kuhmo, Turku, Naantali, Hauho (‘Young Artist of the Year 2017’), Mänttä (‘Young Artist of the Year 2016’), and Kauniainen.

In addition, he has performed in Sweden, Estonia, Norway, Russia, Germany, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy and Croatia.

The Pro Musica Foundation nominated Tanner as the Young Artist of the Year 2015.

Tanner has studied at the Sibelius Academy, Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) and the West-Helsinki Music Institute. He has been taught by Konstantin Bogino, Michel Dalberto, Thomas Hecht, Sirpa Heikkilä, Paavali Jumppanen, Junio Kimanen, Claire-Marie Le Guay, Tuula Pulkki and Erik T. Tawaststjerna. In 2013, Tanner was selected to be part of the Youth Piano Academy, which was founded by Niklas Pokki. He has also attended master classes of Leif Ove Andsnes, Boris Berman, Soile Isokoski, Ralf Gothóni, Matti Raekallio, Henri Sigfridsson, among others.

Concert Calendar


Helsinki, Music Centre

Sibafest, Hommage à Sibelius concert

World premiere: Touko Niemi (1997-): Kaksi laulua sotkasta (2018)Aurora Marthens, sopranoAnna Westerlund, celloOssi Tanner, piano


Turku, Turku Cathedral

Turku Music Festival

Solo RecitalOssi Tanner, piano


Stockholm, The Royal College of Music

Crossing Keyboards

Ossi Tanner, piano


Lahti, Sibelius Hall

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 21J. Brahms: Piano Quintet op. 34 Hannu Lintu, conductorOssi Tanner, piano


Lahti, Sibelius Hall

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 op. 21 Hannu Lintu, conductorOssi Tanner, piano


Lahti, Sibelius Hall

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 1 op. 11 Ossi Tanner, pianoMusicians of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra


Helsinki, Music Centre

Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra Academy, Sibelius Academy

G. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Gregor Witt, conductorOssi Tanner, piano uniarts.fimusiikkitalo.fipuhallinpaivat.fi


Moscow, Embassy of Finland

Solo Recital:Sibelius, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Gershwin Ossi Tanner, piano Finnish Embassy of Moscow's Facebook page


Järvenpää, Ainola


Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Danses Champetres op. 106, "Flowers" op. 85 Otto Antikainen, violinOssi Tanner, piano


Helsinki, Bank of Finland

Solo Recital: Sibelius, Lindberg, Kaski

Ossi Tanner, piano


Naantali, Naantali Church

Naantali Music Festival

Masters on Stage D. Shostakovich: Sonata for cello and piano in D minor op. 40J. Brahms: Piano Quartet no. 2 in G minor op. 25 Arto Noras, selloTami Pohjola, viuluHartmut Rohde, alttoviuluJonathan Roozeman, selloOssi Tanner, piano

31.08. - 02.09.


Chamber Music Festival

F. Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major "The Trout"V. Williams: Piano Quintet in C minorD. Shostakovich: 5 pieces for 2 Violins and Piano Ossi Tanner, piano  Kokkola Chamber Music's Facebook page


Helsinki, Music Centre

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hannu Lintu, conductorLi Wei Qin, cello Witold Lutosławski: Symphony No. 2Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo ThemeSergei Prokofiev (arr. Palmer): War and Peace, Symphonic Suite Late-night chamber music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Petri Aarnio, violinLi Wei Qin, celloOssi Tanner, piano More info:


Lahti, Lahden konserttitalo

Sinfonia Lahti

Chamber music concert: Ossi Tanner, pianoSofia Greus, violinSanna Palas-Lassila, celloEva Ryan, flute  Philip Glass: Opening from GlassworksLeonard Bernstein: Piano TrioClaude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un fauneAstor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires


Espoo, Espoo Cultural Centre

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Beethoven: Prometheus OvertureCarl Czerny: Piano Concerto in C major for piano four handsBeethoven: Symphony no. 4 Klaus Mäkelä, conductorNino Gvetadze, pianoOssi Tanner, piano Schubert: Fantasie in F minor Nino Gvetadze, pianoOssi Tanner, piano


Lapland, Finland

Hetan musiikkipäivät

Ossi Tanner, piano Essi Höglund, violin Antto Tunkkari, cello


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