Ossi Tanner (b. 1997) 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, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Oulu Symphony Orchestra, and the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra.

In 2019-2020 season, Tanner will appear as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oulu Symphony Orchestra and Lahti Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Joshua Weilerstein, Eiji Oue and Dima Slobodeniouk.

Tanner was the Artist in Residence of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 2017–2018.

Tanner has collaborated with musicians such as Atso Almila, Nino Gvetadze, Hannu Lintu, Sergey Malov, Klaus Mäkelä, Arto Noras, Sakari Oramo, Li-Wei Qin, Hartmut Rohde, Hagai Shaham, Réka Szilvay, Gregor Witt, Tuomas Ylinen and Marko Ylönen.

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, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, France, Italy and Croatia.

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

Tanner started playing piano at the age of six in Brussels, Belgium. He continued his studies 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. He has also attended several master classes.

Concert Calendar



Espoo, Espoo Cultural Centre

Tapiola Sinfonietta

Aulis Sallinen: The Nocturnal Dances of Don QuijoteRodion Shchedrin: Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament, fp in FinlandLudwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 3 Eroica Klaus Mäkelä, cello and conductor Chamber music works which were epoch-making in time they were born and which directed to new musical way of thinking. Risto-Matti Marin, piano Ossi Tanner, piano


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 Tickets:


Lapland, Finland

Hetta Music Festival

Ossi Tanner, pianoEssi Höglund, violinAntto Tunkkari, cello Schumann: 3 Romances op. 94Debussy: Sonata for cello and pianoSibelius: Five Pieces for Piano op. 75Beethoven: Piano Trio "Ghost"  Hetta Music Festival website


Helsinki, Music Centre

Feel Helsinki

Ossi Tanner plays an array of hits on the piano, leading the audience’s thoughts to shimmers of moonlight, nocturnal ambience, waves of the ocean and oriental exoticism. Featured artists include Beethoven, Debussy and Chopin, and featured works include Moonlight sonata, Clair de lune, Yö meren rannalla, Alla Turca, among others.   He performs at 14:30-15:00 and at 17:00-17:30. The performances last 30 minutes.


Pihlajavesi Church

Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio Rebecca Roozeman, violinLauri Rantamoijanen, celloOssi Tanner, piano


Turku, Finland

Turku Music Festival

Beethoven: Piano Trio "Ghost" Stravinsky: Rite of Spring Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 14 Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances Dinicu: Hora Staccato Schubert: Der Tod und das Mädchen Shostakovich: Piano Trio no. 1 Mahler: Piano Quartet Popper: Requiem Turku Music Festival website

05 - 07.09.2019

Kokkola, Finland

Chamber Music Festival

Schumann: Piano Quintet Beethoven: Piano Trio "Ghost" Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Fantasia


Lahti, Finland

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Sibelius Festival

Recital: Tuomas Ylinen, celloOssi Tanner, piano  Tickets: Lahti Symphony Orchestra website


Copenhagen, Denmark

Chamber music concert:  Aleksander Kølbel, violinLauri Rantamoijanen, celloOssi Tanner, piano 


Helsinki, Finland

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Chamber music concert: Schumann: Piano Quintet Emma Vähälä, violinJukka Pohjola, violinJakob Dingstad, violaAnton Kukkonen, celloOssi Tanner, piano


Helsinki, Finland

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 G Major ”Drum Roll” Hob.I:94Dmitri Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1Caroline Shaw: Entr’acteLudwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 B Major Op. 60 Joshua Weilerstein, conductorOssi Tanner, pianoJonas Silinskas, trumpet


Ylöjärvi, Finland

Chamber music concert: Abel Puustinen, violinHannes Jämsä, cello,Ossi Tanner, piano


Oulu, Finland

Oulu Symphony Orchestra

F. Chopin: Piano Concerto no. 2 in F minor Ossi Tanner, piano


Lahti, Finland

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 3 Dima Slobodeniouk, conductorOssi Tanner, piano



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, Finland

Lahti Symphony Orchestra

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


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