Famous Composers - List of Famous Composers

A composer is someone who creates and writes music. Composing is a solitary work and they mostly operate from home or a studio. Composers create original music ranging from pop to jazz to classical. They may write music for film scores, operas, ballets, other stage productions, or even television commercials. The musical themes and background music for films and television shows are created by composers. Composers who write for the stage may specialize in operas, musicals, plays, or other productions. Composers normally work alone, and need to be able to set their schedules independently. This can be a lonely occupation at times, though it can also be very rewarding. Responsibilities of a composer include determining the types of instruments and voices needed to achieve the intended effects of a composition, transcribing created music into musical notation and guiding musicians during practices and rehearsals. Creating music is a very creative process, and not all composers are able to adjust well to the demands of music as a business. The enthralling music created by the composer forms the backbone of almost every form of entertainment. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous composers from all over the world.

The Most Famous Composers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Emina JahovićJanuary 15, 1982SerbianEmina Jahović Sandal is a Serbian model, actress and singer-songwriter
John DenverDecember 31, 1943AmericanJohn Denver, a famous American singer-songwriter and activist, is remembered for songs like Take Me Home, Country Roads and Annie's Song
Ludwig van BeethovenDecember 16, 1770GermanLudwig Van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers the world has ever had
Joan JettSeptember 22, 1958AmericanJoan Jett is an American rock singer, musician, composer, actress, and record producer
Ludovico EinaudiNovember 23, 1955ItalianLudovico Einaudi is an eminent Italian pianist and music composer
Goran BregovićMarch 22, 1950YugoslavGoran Bregovic the iconic musician is well known for composing the scores of award winning films like the ‘Underground’ and ‘Time of the Gypsies’
Chaka KhanMarch 23, 1953AmericanChaka Khan, also popularly known as the Queen of Funk, is an American recording artist
Tom WaitsDecember 7, 1949AmericanTom Waits is a singer cum actor known for his eccentric albums and songs
Bryan AdamsNovember 5, 1959CanadianBryan Adams is one of the most popular singers of recent times, renowned for his songs Heaven and Everything I Do
Tom FletcherJuly 17, 1985BritishTom Fletcher is an English songwriter, singer, musician, children’s author, and a YouTuber

Luther Vandross

Luther Vandross was an American singer-songwriter as well as record producer

AmericanApril 20, 1951127 views

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the most iconic American musical icons of the 20th century

AmericanFebruary 21, 1933211 views

Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams is one of the most popular singers of recent times, renowned for his songs Heaven and Everything I Do

50 Cent

50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) is an American rapper, record producer, businessman and actor

AmericanJuly 6, 1975233 views

Burt Bacharach

Burt Freeman Bacharach is a legendary American composer, songwriter, singer, pianist, and record producer

AmericanMay 12, 1928108 views

Brad Douglas Paisley

Brad Douglas Paisley is an American singer-songwriter and musician

AmericanOctober 28, 1972102 views

Phil Collins

Phil Collins (Philip David Charles Collins) is an English musician, drummer, singer, and actor

BritishJanuary 30, 1951195 views

Carole King

Carole King is an American singer, songwriter, and composer

Brandy Norwood

Brandy Norwood is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress and record producer

AmericanFebruary 11, 1979138 views

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a masterful English composer and the director of several musicals

BritishMarch 22, 194877 views