American countertenor, Logan Tanner, has been praised for his “striking musicality, clarity, and strong coloratura” (Opera Canada, 2018). Mr. Tanner has been an award recipient in several competitions, including first place in both the New York Classical Music Society International Competition, and the Choralis Young Artist Competition. Recently, he was honored to be selected as one of the top outstanding finalists in the American Prize- a national competition in which only four vocalists are chosen in the United States. He will compete in the finals in early 2019. Logan has been engaged as a leading soloist with the Austin Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Camerata, Princeton Pro Musica, 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. In May 2019, Mr. Tanner will be the featured soloist in the world premiere of Falling Stars by composer Richard Burchard.
Equally comfortable in opera, Mr Tanner has performed on operatic stages throughout the United States and abroad. Recent roles have included Ruggiero with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival as a professional fellow. In his international opera debut, he received critical acclaim for his interpretation and performance of Oberon, King of the Fairies, in Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream with Halifax Summer Opera Festival. An article in Opera Canada later praised Mr. Tanner as being a performer who “commanded the role of Oberon charmingly” (Opera Canada, 2018). This summer, Logan looks forward to attending The Music Academy of the West as a vocal fellow, where he will work with internationally renowned faculty artists, guest conductors, and soloists, including famed mezzo-soprano, Marylin Horne.