Born in Orange, California in 1993, violist Tanner Menees is forging an enviable career as a chamber musician. Mr. Menees has collaborated with a range of notable artists, including Martin Beaver, Denis Bouriakov, Miriam Fried, Clive Greensmith, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Marcy Rosen, and Peter Stumpf.
Tanner Menees has performed internationally 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 and with NEXUS Chamber Music Chicago. Menees has performed as soloist with the Symphony New Hampshire, and with the Colburn Orchestra under maestro Thierry Fischer. Mr. Menees is featured in Mike Grittani’s video, Dreaming of Boccherini, shot in Guarneri Hall as part of the NEXUS Chamber Music Festival in 2019.
Mr. Menees received his Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Colburn School, where he studied with Paul Coletti. Later he studied with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory where he earned a Master of Music degree. He is currently a student of professor Nobuko Imai at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación BBVA, on a scholarship from Fundación Albéniz. Mr. Menees plays on a Tarasconi school viola made in Milan, Italy c. 1880, courtesy of Guarneri Hall NFP and Darnton & Hersh Fine Violins.