Amir Tebenikhin, piano
Salon Montgomery, Grand Hotel Park Gstaad - Friday 6 January 2012
Amir Tebenikhin is a Kazakh pianist who won the 1999 Vianna da Motta Competition and has performed at the Carnegie Hall, the Salle Pleyel and the Wigmore Hall.
In 2007 he won the Anton Rubinstein Competition in Dresden. Born in Moscow and now living in Germany, Amir started to play piano at the age of six with his father Wladimir Tebenikhin, himself a student of the legendary pianist Lev Oborin.
He continued his education in Almaty and at the Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Moscow.
Since 2004, he has been a student of Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hanover Music University in Germany.
A prize winner at the 2003 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in Brussels he won further prizes the following year in Glasgow and at the first international piano competition in Panama-City.
In 2006, Amir Tebenikhin won the special prize for the best cooperation with an orchestra at the first internationalCarl Bechstein piano competition.
These and his other accomplishments allow him to develop an international career.