Winner of numerous international competitions, including the Busoni, Mendelssohn and Casagrande, the American pianist Nina Tichman has appeared as a soloist and in recital in the major musical centres of the world, with invitations to perform and teach in festivals such as Marlboro, Tanglewood, Music from Salem, the International Musicians Seminar at Prussia Cove, Frankfurt Feste, Rheingau Musikfestival and many others, often featuring premières of works dedicated to her. Her recordings of music by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Chopin have been greeted by the press as a major revelation. Nina Tichman is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the Eduard-Steuermann-Prize for outstanding musical achievement. Her artistic development was fostered by her mentors Jane Carlson, Dorothy Taubman, Alfons Kontarsky and Wilhelm Kempff. In 1993 she was appointed Professor of Piano at the Cologne Musikhochschule. Her solo recordings include releases of the complete piano works of Aaron Copland and the complete piano music of Claude Debussy, with the complete Piano Trios of Beethoven for Naxos as a member of the Xyrion Trio.