STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A minor, IV. Vivace; Frederic Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Tanner Jorden gave his debut recital at Montana State University Billings in April of 2017. He is currently studying with Dr. Scott Holden at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. In 2015, Tanner began competing regionally, nationally and internationally.
He won the Music Teachers National Association State Competition in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. In 2018 and 2019 he won the Northwest Regional Competition and competed at the National Competition. In 2017 he received first place in the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Concerto Competition. He made his orchestral debut with the Great Falls Symphony Orchestra and also performed with the Billings, Helena, Glacier and Powell Symphonies. In 2019, Tanner again competed in the MASO and won the opportunity to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with Montana Orchestras. As a first place winner in the American Protégé International Concerto Competition 2018, Tanner played in recital at Carnegie Hall where he received the Judges Distinction Award. In the summer of 2021, he participated in the Grand Teton Festival Musical Arts Scholarship Competition where he received 1st place and has since been invited back to perform. Later that week Tanner participated in the William Knabe International Piano Competition where he received 2 nd place. Most recently, he won the BYU School of Music Concerto Competition and performed Liszt’s Concerto in E-flat Major. A frequent performer, he has given solo recitals in Montana and surrounding States. He has attended the Piano Texas Summer Program, the Tel Hai Masterclasses in Israel, and the Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival. Tanner has participated in many masterclasses, most recently with Andrew von Oeyen, Brian Ganz, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, The 5 Browns, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Inna Faliks, and Douglas Humpherys.