Tanner Menees plays the viola primarily in a chamber music setting. Mr. Menees has collaborated in chamber music performances with notable artists such as Martin Beaver, Denis Bouriakov, Miriam Fried, Clive Greensmith, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Hsin-Yun Huang, Kim Kashkashian, Laurence Lesser, Joseph Lin, Daniel Phillips, Marcy Rosen, Peter Stumpf, Mitsuko Uchida, Donald Weilerstein, and Peter Wiley. In the summers he has performed at festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Chamberfest Cleveland, Menuhin Festival String Academy, Edinburgh Music Festival, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and McGill International String Quartet Academy. This season, Tanner will perform on a Marlboro tour performing at venues in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Mr. Menees performed on Ravinia’s annual chamber music tour in 2017 and will do so again in April of 2020.
Tanner Menees has performed as a soloist with the Colburn Orchestra under maestro Thierry Fischer as well as with Symphony New Hampshire. Orchestrally he has served as principal viola for the Colburn Orchestra under the batons of John Adams, Sir Neville Marriner, Robert Spano, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Edo de Waart. Mr. Menees received his Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma studying with Paul Coletti at the Colburn School. He currently resides in Boston and studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory as a Master of Music candidate.