Tanner Menees plays the viola largely 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, Richie Hawley, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, and Ronald Leonard. His summers have taken him to Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Menuhin Festival String Academy, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and McGill International String Quartet Academy. Mr. Menees also performed on Ravinia’s annual tour in 2017, and he will be performing as a part of the Marlboro Music Festival this summer. He is also a part of the Los Angeles Ensemble, a piano quartet based in LA.
Tanner Menees has served as principal viola for the Colburn Orchestra under the batons of Yehuda Gilad, Sir Neville Marriner, Robert Spano, and Edo de Waart. He has also performed as a soloist with the Colburn Orchestra under maestro Thierry Fischer. Mr. Menees received his Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma studying with Paul Coletti at the Colburn School. He will commence studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory in the fall as a Master of Music candidate.