BIOGRAPHY

Since her debut at the age of seventeen playing Beethoven´s „Emperor Concerto“ Nina Tichman has appeared in the musical centers of the world such as New York´s Carnegie Hall, the Philharmonie in Cologne, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Festspielhaus in Salzburg, to name only a few. The winner of numerous prestigious competitions (Busoni, Mendelssohn, Casagrande), she has performed with the Bamberger Sinfoniker, the symphony orchestras of the Bayerische, Hessische and Norddeutsche Rundfunk, the Baltimore and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras under the batons of Moshe Atzmon, Leon Barzin, Aaron Copland, Dmitri Kitaenko und Louis Langrée.  Tichman´s discography includes works by Bartók, Beethoven, Copland (complete), Chopin, Corigliano, Debussy, Fauré, V.D. Kirchner, Mendelssohn, Penderecki, und Reger.  Her recording of the Complete Piano Works was hailed as a milestone in Debussy interpretation. As soloist, chamber musician and pedagogue she has appeared at international Festivals including Marlboro, Tanglewood, International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Styriarte, Frankfurt Feste, Rheingau Musikfestival. Concert tours in the last years have taken her to China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Greece, Turkey, Israel, New Zealand, Mexico, the United States as well as almost all in European countries. 2001 she founded the Xyrion Trio with Ida Bieler and Maria Kliegel – the highly successful ensemble has been praised by the press around the world for its recordings of the Complete Piano Trios of Beethoven.


Nina Tichman is a graduate of the Juilliard School, which awarded her the Eduard-Steuermann-Prize for outstanding musical achievement. She is Professor of Piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne and has given Master Classes at Amherst College, Princeton University, IKIF in New York, the Europäischen Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Montepulcianoand at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg. She has served as jury member of prominent international competitions such as the European International Piano Competition (Bremen), Rachmaninov Competition (Bonn), Aschenbrenner Wettbewerb (Köln), Busoni Wettbewerb (Bozen).

Highlights of 2015/16 include recitals at Hunter College in New York City as well as further recitals, chamber music and master classes in Europe and North America.