Logan Tanner

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, winner of the American Prize in Opera and the American Prize Encouragement award. 

On the concert stage, Mr. Tanner has been engaged as soloist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Austin Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, Choralis, Chorus Austin, New York Chamber Choir, the Henry Purcell Society of Boston, La Fiocco, the Arcadia Players, Monmouth Civic Chorus, the Westchester Oratorio Society, and the Sparkill Concert Series. 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. Mr. Tanner has also appeared in concert alongside renowned artists including Cynthia Phelps of the New York Philharmonic, and Martin Katz. Mr. Tanner will make several international debuts in the 2021 season including appearances in Australia, Tasmania, Singapore, New Zealand, and Germany.  

Mr. Tanner has performed on operatic stages throughout the United States and abroad. Recent roles have included Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina, and Oberon, King of the Fairies in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Opera Canada praised Mr. Tanner for being a performer who “commanded the role of Oberon charmingly. Mr. Tanner has been a Stern fellow at SongFest, and a Vocal Fellow at The Music Academy of the West, where he worked with famed mezzo-soprano, Marilyn Horne.  

A native of San Angelo, TX, 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.”  

 

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