Andriy Tykhonov (MMus, BMus) is recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading jazz pianists. After initial studies in classical piano, he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Glier State Music College of Kiev in 1995; in 2001 he was awarded the Artist Diploma in Theory of Jazz and Jazz Pedagogy by the Kiev University of Culture and Art. In 2007, Andriy was awarded a Masters of Music degree from Kiev University of Culture and Art. Andriy has performed throughout Ukraine with leading Russian and Ukrainian jazz musicians. Since 1996, he has been a regular musical attraction in nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, and Ukrainian cruise ships.
In 2002 Andriy came to Kitchener, Canada where he now teaches privately at Accent Piano Studio.
In 2010 Andriy became owner and director of KW School of Music.
Andriy has performed with artists such as Dave Young (bass), Reg Schwager (guitar) and many more… Andriy first appeared at the UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival in 2003. He regularly performs in KW and Toronto, and has been invited many times to the KW Chamber Music Society (Waterloo), Registry Theatre (Kitchener), Centre in the Square (Kitchener) and River Run Centre (Guelph).
His performing genres include swing, bossa nova, samba, ballad, movie themes, ragtime, rock, blues, country and Russian and Ukrainian folk music.