Opening Concert

Ossi Tanner

Ossi Tanner (b. 1997) is one of the most sought-after Finnish pianists of his generation. After winning the Tampere Piano Competition in 2017, he has been touring Finland as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with several orchestras. In the autumn of 2022 he shall start studies in Manhattan School of Music, New York. Ossi Tanner was last heard at the Mänttä Music Festival in 2016, when he performed with the Keski-Pohjanmaa Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Sakari Oramo. Before this event, he had already roused the attention of the Mänttä audience as a student of Youth Piano Academy.

In the Opening Concert of this summer, Tanner – also described as the Poet of Piano – shall interpret Chopin’s beloved Sonata No. 2, also known as The Funeral March Sonata.


Estimated starting time of the intermission is 19:10. The concert ends approximately at 20:20.
Program is subject to alteration.


Magnus Lindberg: Piano Jubilees (2000)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in E major Op. 109


Robert Ruohola: Piano Sonatina Rain (premiere)

Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata in B flat minor Op. 35