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Famous Pianists

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

German pianist and composer
John Williams

John Williams (88)

American pianist, composer, and conductor
Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)

Polish pianist and composer
Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn (1934 - 2013)

American pianist
Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)

Hungarian pianist and composer
Felix Mendelssohn

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)

German pianist, composer, and conductor
Ludovico Einaudi

Ludovico Einaudi (64)

Italian pianist and composer
Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach (92)

American pianist, composer, and producer
Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk (1917 - 1982)

American pianist and composer
Dave Brubeck

Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012)

American musician and composer
Yanni

Yanni (65)

Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer
Władysław Szpilman

Władysław Szpilman (1911 - 2000)

Polish pianist and composer
Bill Evans

Bill Evans (1929 - 1980)

American pianist and composer
Glenn Gould

Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982)

Canadian pianist and composer
Count Basie

Count Basie (1904 - 1984)

American pianist, bandleader, and composer
Chick Corea

Chick Corea (78)

American pianist, bandleader, and composer
Jean Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre (71)

French pianist, composer, and producer
Leon Russell

Leon Russell (1942 - 2016)

American pianist and guitarist
Richard Clayderman

Richard Clayderman (66)

French pianist
Vladimir Horowitz

Vladimir Horowitz (1903 - 1989)

Ukrainian-American pianist
Jelly Roll Morton

Jelly Roll Morton (1890 - 1941)

American pianist, bandleader and composer
Oscar Peterson

Oscar Peterson (1925 - 2007)

Canadian pianist and composer
Keith Jarrett

Keith Jarrett (75)

American pianist and composer
Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto (68)

Japanese composer
Victor Borge

Victor Borge (1909 - 2000)

Danish-American pianist and comedian
Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann (1819 - 1896)

German pianist and composer
Tokio
Myers

Tokio Myers (36)

English pianist
Sérgio Mendes

Sérgio Mendes (79)

Brazilian pianist and composer
Martha Argerich

Martha Argerich (78)

Argentine pianist
Arthur Rubinstein

Arthur Rubinstein (1887 - 1982)

Polish-American pianist
David Helfgott

David Helfgott (73)

Australian pianist
Alexander Scriabin

Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915)

Russian pianist and composer
Art Tatum

Art Tatum (1909 - 1956)

American pianist
Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand (1932 - 2019)

French pianist, composer, and conductor
Yuki Kajiura

Yuki Kajiura (54)

Japanese pianist and composer
Li Yundi

Li Yundi (37)

Chinese pianist
Adnan Sami

Adnan Sami (46)

English pianist and musician
Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Jamal (89)

American pianist, composer, and educator
Oscar Levant

Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)

American pianist, composer, and actor
Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani (1962 - 1999)

French-American pianist
Carl Czerny

Carl Czerny (1791 - 1857)

Austrian pianist and composer
Hélène Grimaud

Hélène Grimaud (50)

French pianist
Johann Nepomuk Hummel

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778 - 1837)

Austrian pianist and composer
Chuck Leavell

Chuck Leavell (68)

American pianist and keyboardist
Claudio Arrau

Claudio Arrau (1903 - 1991)

Chilean pianist
Martin Denny

Martin Denny (1911 - 2005)

American pianist and composer best known for originating the Exotica genre of music
Skitch Henderson

Skitch Henderson (1918 - 2005)

American pianist, bandleader, and composer
Ellis Marsalis Jr.

Ellis Marsalis Jr. (1934 - 2020)

American jazz pianist