Amir Tebenikhin was born in 1977 in Kazakhstan. He studied with Mikhail Voskressensky at the Tschaikovsky Konservatorium in Moscow and with Karl-Heinz Kammerling in Hanover.
During his career, Amir Tebenikhin has already won many international awards, including the 1st prize at the 'Vianna da Motta' Competition in Portugal - he is notably the last winner to date. He has also won awards at the Reine Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the International Piano Competition Glasgow, at the 1st International Piano Competition in Panama City and the 1st Internationalen Carl Bechstein Piano Competition-Ruhr. He ranked 6th at the inaugural edition of the Sendai International Music Competition.
Beside concert performances as a guest at famous festivals all over Europe, Amir Tebenikhin has played in the Carnegie Hall (NY), the Wigmore Hall (London) and Salle Pleyel in Paris. As a soloist he has toured worldwide with the Orchestre National de Belgique, the Moscow Virtuosos, the BBC Scottish Symphonie Orchestra, the Sendai Symphonie Orchestra (Japan), the Kazakh State Symphonie Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphonie Orchestra.