Amir Tebenikhin was born in Moscow in 1977. He began learning the piano with his father, Vladimir Tebenikhin, and later with Jania  Aubakirova, Aida Isakova and Michail Balabitchev at Baiseitova Music College in Almaty, Kazakhstan. From 1996 he studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Mikhail Voskressensky. Since 2004 Mr. Tebenikhin moved to Musikhochschule, Hannover, to continue his studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling.

Amir Tebenikhin  was awarded the First Prize at the George Enescu International Piano Competition 2009 in Bucharest, Romania. In 1999 Mr. Tebenikhin won the First Prize in XIII Vianna da Motta International Music Competition in Lisbon. Other prestigious prizes include Special Prize at the 56th Geneva International Piano Competition, Laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Brussels in 2003, 2nd Prize and the Special Prize for The Best Interpretation of a Concerto with Orchestra at the 1st C. Bechstein International Piano Competition in Essen, Germany, 1st Prize at the Third Anton Rubinstein International Piano Competition 2007 in Dresden, Germany. Most recently he was awarded the German Piano Award 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Mr. Tebenikhin has concertised in major halls of the world such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London) and Salle-Pleyel and Salle-Cortot (Paris). He has frequent appearances in music Festivals as well as performances with orchestras, including the Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Belgique, Scottish National Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi with V. Spivakov, Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, just to name a few.

Mr. Tebenikhin  has recorded  for Naxos, Classical Records (Russia), Cypres Label, Genuin, and K&K Independent  Label  (Germany).