The pianist and composer Martin Tchiba was born in 1982 in Budapest. Since 1985, he has lived in Germany.
His active international concert career as a pianist has taken him to the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, the Budapest Autumn Budapest and the Spoleto Festival, amongst many others. He has performed world premieres of pieces, amongst others, by Gerhard Stäbler, Michael Denhoff, Moritz Eggert, Johannes Kreidler and György Kurtág. In 2017, his social-media piano recital WIReless at Tonhalle Düsseldorf attracted attention (www.wireless-piano.com). His CDs, publishedwith the Naxos, Telos, Hungaroton and Challenge Classics labels, were acclaimed by leading international music journals with many positive critiques and are broadcast by radio stations worldwide. Numerous recordings and broadcasts for radio and television, for example for WDR Cologne, SWR, SR, BR, Deutschland-radio Kultur, Hungarian and Dutch Radio, including an hour-long portrait about the pianist on RBB Kulturradio Berlin and a two-and-a-half-hour long portrait on SR 2 KulturRadio. The Dutch Television made TV-recordings in Amsterdam.
After early pianistic studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hanover, Martin Tchiba studied piano with Thomas Duis at the Music Academy Saarbrücken and with Jean-Jacques Dünki at the Music Academy Basel. He received scholarship grants from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service, as well as grants from the NRW Art Foundation and the Cultural Award of the State Capital Saarbrücken.
Aside from his pianistic activities, Tchiba has also pursued composition studies with Michael Denhoff in Bonn. Performances of his works have been, for example, at the Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam and at the aDevantgarde-Festival Munich.
Tchiba also contributes articles regularly to, amongst others, the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik (New Journal for Music). He was the artistic director of a project on the subject of innovative music instruction launched by Bipolar - German-Hungarian Culture Projects and the Cultural Foundation of the German federal government.