Praised for his “striking musicality, clarity, and strong coloratura” (Opera Canada), countertenor Logan Tanner has been an award recipient in several competitions, including third place in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, first place in the Choralis Young Artist Competition, first place in the New York Classical Music Society International Competition, First Place in the Vano Visioli international Opera Competition, and 5th Place in the Opera Tools International Competition. He was also the winner of the American Prize in Opera, and the Pasadena Vocal Competition Special Encouragement Award. In addition Mr. Tanner was also granted honorable mention by the NOMEA International competition and the Vienna New Years Concert international competition.
On the concert stage, Mr. Tanner has been engaged as soloist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Europa, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, Chorus Austin, New York Chamber Choir, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, and La Fiocco, to name a few. Mr. Tanner’s concert repertoire spans a wide breadth of material, and he is known for bringing a flowing bel canto dimension to the alto solos in Handel’s Messiah, the Roasting Swan in Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Brahms Viola songs, and the treble solos in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms which he performed alongside Jamie Bernstein, author, and daughter of Leonard Bernstein. Mr. Tanner has also appeared in concert alongside other renowned artists including Cynthia Phelps of the New York Philharmonic, and Martin Katz. Mr. Tanner will make several international debuts in the 2021-2022 season including appearances in Italy, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and Germany.
A native of Texas, Mr. Tanner started his musical studies as a tenor at Baylor University and went on to graduate studies at Westminster Choir College. There he studied with Christopher Arneson who encouraged him to become a countertenor. Mr. Tanner dove into the repertoire and found it a perfect match.
He entered the 2017 New York Classical Music Society International Competition and won it. “It was kind of mind-blowing,” he said. “I never looked back after that.”