MARK TANNER PhD Hon. BC MA FTCL FRSA
Mark Tanner is a pianist, writer and composer. He has appeared extensively as soloist, including five recent appearances at Wigmore Hall, alongside over 300 recitals on cruise ships including all of the Cunard, Saga and P&O liners.
He has an especial interest in British contemporary music, having commissioned, edited, recorded and broadcast a number of works by prominent composers. CDs featuring York Bowen, Peter Wishart, Constant Lambert, John McLeod, Graham Fitkin, Philip Martin and Graham Lynch have attracted widespread acclaim in all the major reviewing publications.
Mark has a PhD on Franz Liszt and has published articles for 19th Century Music and the Liszt Society, as well as hundreds of reviews and articles for IRR, Classical Music, Musical Opinion, International Piano and Piano Professional. He has published 60 volumes of editions, compositions and arrangements for Edition Peters, Spartan Press and Europa Edition, with 20 pieces on the syllabuses of the three exam boards.
Mark is an examiner, trainer and presenter for ABRSM; he has conducted 30 examination tours to all five continents. He is co-author of ‘Teaching Notes’, ABRSM’s informative book to support the 2017-18 piano syllabus, and has also contributed several pieces to a new ABRSM piano series to be released later this year.
In 2016 he is giving a presentation tour to China, examining in Korea, Japan and USA, adjudicating the EPTA Composer’s Competition and Singapore Festival, cruising to Australia and New Zealand on the Queen Mary 2 and teaching at Chetham’s International Piano Summer School. His new book, ‘The Mindful Pianist’, will be published in September by Faber. Mark is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of Mensa and has an honorary degree from the Birmingham Conservatoire.