Pianist, composer and multimedia artist Martin Tchiba was born in 1982 in Budapest and has been living in Germany since 1985. In his early years his artistic prowess quickly attracted attention. His ability to combine "complete dedication, passion and keen intelligence" (Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, Heidelberg) on a high artistic level prepared the way towards a successful international career.
He has performed at a great number of international venues and festivals (including Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Budapest Autumn Festival, Spoleto Festival and many others). He has played the world premieres of numerous new compositions (including works by György Kurtág, Johannes Kreidler, Sarah Nemtsov, Moritz Eggert, Alwynne Pritchard, Christian Jendreiko, Gerhard Stäbler, Kunsu Shim and László Sáry). Recently, his social-media piano concerts "WIReless" at Tonhalle Düsseldorf and "Netzwellen" at Saarländischer Rundfunk have attracted attention. His individual "programme compositions" in which he combines contemporary music with the classical and romantic repertoire have gained much recognition, too. His compositions have been performed at renowned venues and festivals (including Gaudeamus Music Week in Amsterdam, aDevantgarde Festival in Munich, Hungarian Radio Budapest, "Schönes Wochenende" in Düsseldorf, eviMus Festival in Saarbrücken and many others). Tchiba has made a vast number of live and studio recordings and broadcasts for radio and television (including WDR Cologne, SWR, SR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Hessischer Rundfunk, Deutschlandradio Kultur, the Hungarian and Dutch broadcasting services and many others). The Dutch Television made recordings at the "Bimhuis" in Amsterdam. "RBB Kulturradio" (Berlin), "SR 2 KulturRadio" and "RTS Espace 2" (Switzerland) aired detailed portraits of the pianist and composer.
His CDs, released for the Naxos, Telos, Hungaroton, Challenge Classics and Spektral labels, received many positive reviews in international music magazines (BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, Diapason, Le Monde de la Musique, Fono Forum, Rondo, Ritmo, Musik & Theater Zürich, Het Parool Amsterdam, Die Zeit, Neue Musikzeitung, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, American Record Guide and others). His recording of the "Fantasie" Op. 116 No. 4 by Johannes Brahms got listened to more than 18 million times on Spotify. In 2019 his CD with the complete piano music of the composer Johannes Kreidler was released (in cooperation with SWR Baden-Baden) and was broadcast by many leading radio stations in Europe. In October 2021 his new CD "Martin Tchiba: klang collection (electroacoustic compositions)" came out on the emt EDITION MARTIN TCHIBA label.
Following several years of piano studies with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling in Hannover and outstanding successes in competitions for young musicians, Martin Tchiba studied piano at the Musikhochschule in Saarbrücken with Thomas Duis and at the Musikakademie in Basel with Jean-Jacques Dünki as well as composition with Michael Denhoff in Bonn. He was given various scholarships and awards, including scholarships from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the "Kulturförderpreis" of the Federal State Capital Saarbrücken as well as promotions from the Kunststiftung NRW. The International Holland Music Sessions promoted him as an "International Young Top Talent". In 2018 he was awarded the "Förderpreis für Musik" of the Federal State Capital Düsseldorf.
He was the artistic leader of a project launched by "Bipolar - German-Hungarian Culture Projects" and the German National Cultural Foundation on the subject of innovative music instruction and ran several educational projects for young people.