Pianist, Musicologist, currently serves as professor on the piano faculty of the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt, Austria. His students won more than 50 prizes at the international competitions in Italy, France, Finland, Portugal, the U.S., Iran, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia and Austria. He intensively performs piano solo recitals, as well as chamber music as founder of his own Leschetizky Trio of Vienna; holds lectures and gives master classes throughout Europe, the U.S. (Yale Summer School of Music) and in the Far East. S. Tichonow is representative of Theodor Leschetizky’s tradition. Among his scientific works are more than 35 professional articles in Russian, American, Israeli and Austrian publications and the book “Leschetizky und sein Wiener Kreis” (Vienna, 2001). He received his professional training at the Novosibirsk State M.I.Glinka Conservatory in Russia (M.A. in Piano Performance with I. Slonim) and at the Moscow State P.I.Tchaikovsky Conservatory (D.M.A. in Piano Performance with R. Kehrer and Ph.D. in Musicology with M. Smirnov).