Famous Pianists - List of Famous Pianists

Pianists are the musicians who play the piano. The piano is a versatile musical instrument that can be played across several genres of Western music, and thus pianists prominently figure among the favourite musicians of not only the western countries, but also around the globe. Since piano is a keyboard instrument, many pianists are also skilled at playing other similar instruments such as harpsichord, synthesizers and organ. Pianists play a wide variety of music, ranging from classical to jazz and all types of popular music. Beethoven and Clementi were renowned pianists form the classical era while another much acclaimed musician, Mozart is considered to the world’ first “concert pianist”. Chopin and Liszt of the romantic era were accomplished pianists whose techniques continue to inspire the modern musician. Coming to the modern world, the Russian Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, counted among the top composers of the 20th century created several masterpieces across numerous musical genres. Contemporary American pianist Philip Aaberg though trained in classical music can effortlessly incorporate elements of jazz, rock and blues into his compositions while the German pianist Markus Burger has created a name for himself in New Age music. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous pianists from all over the world.

The Most Famous Pianists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Ross LynchDecember 29, 1995AmericanRoss Lynch is an American actor, singer and musician, who became famous after his role in the television show ‘Austin & Ally.’
Matthew BellamyJune 9, 1978BritishMatthew Bellamy, popularly known as Matt Bellamy, is a popular English musician
Nikki SixxDecember 11, 1958AmericanNikki Sixx is an American musician and is best known as the founder and bassist of the band, ‘Mötley Crüe’
Serj TankianAugust 21, 1967Lebanese, AmericanSerj Tankian is a famous American singer-songwriter and member of the band, ‘System of a Down’
Ludovico EinaudiNovember 23, 1955ItalianLudovico Einaudi is an eminent Italian pianist and music composer
Alicia KeysJanuary 25, 1981AmericanAlicia Keys is a Grammy Award winning American singer who rose to fame with her debut album, ‘Songs in A Minor’
Jonathan DavisJanuary 18, 1971AmericanJonathan Davis, popularly known as JDevil, is an American musician and the lead vocalist of the famous nu metal band ‘Korn’
Bob SegerMay 6, 1945AmericanBob Seger is an American rock and roll singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist
Nick CaveSeptember 22, 1957AustralianNick Cave is an Australian musician, screenwriter and songwriter
Sarah McLachlanJanuary 28, 1968CanadianThe founder of the ‘Lilith Fair’ tour and winner of two Grammy Awards, Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer, musician and a songwriter
Nina Simone

Nina Simone

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AmericanFebruary 21, 1933217 views

Burt Bacharach

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

AmericanMay 12, 1928117 views

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is an American singer and pianist

AmericanFebruary 10, 1937135 views

Phil Collins

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

BritishJanuary 30, 1951197 views

Bob Seger

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AmericanMay 6, 1945328 views

Fats Domino

Fats Domino was an American pianist and singer known for his hit single ‘The Fat Man.’

AmericanFebruary 26, 1928177 views

Bjork

Bjork Guomundsdottie is a singer, lyricist and producer from Iceland

IcelanderNovember 21, 1965199 views

Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone is an Academy Award winning composer, orchestrator, and conductor from Italy

ItalianNovember 10, 1928117 views

Shawn Mendes

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CanadianAugust 8, 1998113 views

Andy Biersack

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AmericanDecember 26, 1990198 views