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, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Ronald Leonard, Marcy Rosen, and Peter Stumpf among others. His summers have taken him to the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Menuhin Festival String Academy, Chamberfest Cleveland, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, and McGill International String Quartet Academy. Mr. Menees also performed on Ravinia’s annual chamber music tour in 2017. 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, Michael Tilson Thomas, 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 currently studies with Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory as a Master of Music candidate.