Amir Tebenikhin
piano | Kazakhstan, °1977
 
PIANO 2003 : Laureate
Amir Tebenikhin started to play the piano with his father Vladimir Tebenikhin, a student of pianist Lew Oborin. He was educated at the Baiseitowa Music College in Almaty (Kazackstan), studied with Michail Voskressensky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoriy in Moscow and perfected his piano skills with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover.

As a winner of the Vianna da Motta Competition in Portugal, he has presented himself at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London and Salle Pleyel in Paris. He is a prize-winner of the competitions of Glasgow (2004), Carl Bechstein (2006) and Anton Rubinstein Dresden (2007). In 2009 he has won the George Enescu Competition in Bucharest and in 2011 the first Deutscher Pianistenpreis of the International Piano Forum.

Amir Tebenikhin has been invited by festivals in Romania (Enescu Festival), Portugal (Sintra, Madeira), France (Midem), Germany (Klavier-Festival-Ruhr, Bechstein Konzertreihe, The Next Generation II Festival, Winners & Masters in München, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig), Belgium (Festival de Wallonia, Alden Biesen, Concerts de Midi, Pianotune), Poland (Chopin Festival in Antonin, Festiwal Pianistyczny in Warschau), the Czech Republic (Ambassadors Concert Series), Russia (Richter Yamaha Festival), the United States (Ambassy Series, Washington) and Japan (Tokyo Summer Festival).

In concert he has appeared troughout Europe, Latin-America, Japan, Central-Asia and the United States, with, among others, the Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko, National Orchestra of Belgium, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov, Wiener Kammerorchester, Scottisch National Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Lazarev, Sendai Symphony Orchestra (Japan), Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.

He has made several radio and CD recordings for Naxos, Classical Records, Cypres, K&K Verlagsanstalt and Genuin.
Audio
Programme
Final (03/06/2003)
Joseph Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob. XVI:52
Ian Munro Dreams
Sergey Rachmaninov Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30
Amir Tebenikhin, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Semi-final

Récital (23/05/2003)

Jeroen D'hoe Toccata-Scherzo
Johannes Brahms 6 Klavierstücke op. 118
Joseph Haydn Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:50
Sergey Prokofiev Toccata op. 11
Amir Tebenikhin, piano

Concerto (20/05/2003)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 21 in C major KV 467
Amir Tebenikhin, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Georges Octors
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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