Winner of the First Prize at the George Enescu International Piano Competition 2009 in Bucharest, Romania.
Amir Tebenikhin was born in Moscow in 1977 and is now living in Hannover. At six years old he started playing the piano with his father Wladimir Tebenikhin, a pupil of the distinguished pianist Leo Oborin. He continued his education with Janija Aubakirowa and Michail Balabitchev at Baischowa Music College in Almary (Kazakhstan). From 1996 to 2003 he was studying with Michail Voskressensky at Tschaikowsky-Conservatory Moscow. Sine 2004 he is a student in the class of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Conservatory for Music and Theatre Hannover. 1999 he called attention to himself by winning the “Vienna da Motta” competition in Portugal. This prize enables him playing concerts in the New York Carnegie Hall, the London Wigmore Hall and in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The same year Amir recordet his first CD for the lable Naxos with works of Brahms, Debussy and Prokofjev. The Russian pianist appeared among others at festivals in Portugal, Germany, France, Belgium, Poland and Russia. He gave concerts in several countries of Europe, but also in Brazil, Japan and in the USA and played with many international orchestras, such as the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Gulbnkian Symphony Orchestra of Muscovite Virtuosos, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Südwestdeutschen Philharmony Konstanz, the Mazedonian Philharmony, the Sendai Symphony Orchestra (Japan), the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.