A comprehensive directory of world's most famous musicians.

Musicians

George GershwinGeorge Gershwin
George Gershwin was amongst one of the most significant and popular music composers for Broadway musicals. He wrote music for both Broadway and ...
George HarrisonGeorge Harrison
Popularly known as the Quiet Beatle, George Harrison is a name to reckon with even today. A powerful contributor in the field of music, Harrison ...
George M. CohanGeorge M. Cohan
George M. Cohan was an American entertainer, songwriter, actor, playwright, dancer and producer considered to be ‘the father of American Musical ...
George MartinGeorge Martin
Plenty has been said about George Martin’s relationship with the Beatles, to which he dedicated his entire life. The ace record producer and ...
Georges BizetGeorges Bizet
Georges Bizet was an illustrious French composer, mainly of operas. His career was cut short by his untimely death and he achieved very little ...
Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
One of the lesser-known band members of Les Six group, not to mention, the only female composer in the troupe, Germaine Tailleferre’s ...
Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini was an Italian composer who is known as the exponent of operatic realism. Belonging to a ...
Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
One of the bigwigs of twentieth century American opera accredited for bringing in contemporary charm into traditional operas, Gian Carlo ...
Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini
Gioachino Rossini was born in a family devoted to music. He was a child prodigy and at the tender age of six, he started playing triangle in his ...
Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
Giovanni Gabrieli was a renowned Italian organist and composer, also a proponent of the Venetian school of music. His musical works mirror the ...
Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaGiovanni Pierluigi d...
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian composer who belonged to the Renaissance period. Majority of his compositions were done for the ...
Giuseppe VerdiGiuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian romantic composer who is regarded as one of the most influential composers of the 19th ...
Guillaume DufayGuillaume Dufay
The great French-Flemish composer, Guillaume Dufay was undoubtedly one of the most influential composers of his time and age. His vast reservoir ...
Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
Gustav Mahler is hailed as one of the most prominent and influential symphonic composers belonging to the 19th and early 20th century. His ...
Gustavus Theodore von HolstGustavus Theodore vo...
“Never compose anything unless the not composing of it becomes a positive nuisance to you” — these words exemplify the depth and passion in ...
Gyorgy LigetiGyorgy Ligeti
One of prominent figure among the avant-garde and instrumental music composers of 20th century, Gyorgy Sandor Ligeti engraved a respectable ...
Heinrich SchützHeinrich Schütz
Heinrich Schütz was one of the most esteemed German composers of all time and a brilliant organist of the 17th century, alongside Claudio ...
Heitor Villa-LobosHeitor Villa-Lobos
Heitor Villa-Lobos is certainly one of the most extolled and most loved Brazilian composers of all times. His musical works not only epitomized ...
Henry ManciniHenry Mancini
Henry Mancini is a musician who barely needs any introduction. A man of rare talent, a prolific musician who doled out a slew of television and ...
Huey LewisHuey Lewis
Huey Lewis, born as Hugh Anthony Cregg, is an American musician, singer, lyricist and actor. He is the lead singer for the band ‘Huey Lewis and ...
Igor Stravinsky Igor Stravinsky
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a pianist, composer and conductor, greatly revered for his contributions to music. He is regarded as one of the ...
Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
Isaac Manuel Francisco Albeniz Pascual was a renowned Spanish composer and piano maestro, who is respected all over the world for his piano ...
Isaac SternIsaac Stern
Isaac Stern is considered as one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century. This Polish-born musician received several Grammy award during ...
Jackson BrowneJackson Browne
Jackson Browne is a legendary American singer and songwriter. He is one of the bestselling musicians in the United States and has sold more than ...
Jacob ObrechtJacob Obrecht
Jacob Obrecht was one of the Franco-Flemish composers of the Renaissance era who earned great fame across Europe in his lifetime. However, soon ...
Jacques ArcadeltJacques Arcadelt
Jacques Arcadelt, also called Jacob Arcadelt, was a popular Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance period. He was known for his madrigal ...
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
Eric Marlon Bishop, better known by his screen name Jamie Foxx, is a multifaceted entertainer—he is an actor, comedian, musician and radio host ...
Jean SibeliusJean Sibelius
Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, popularly known as Jean Sibelius, was a Finnish composer whose music played a considerable role in creating ...
Jean Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
Jean-Baptiste de Lully, the Italian-born French composer, was one of the prominent figures in French Baroque-style. Though Lully can’t be hailed ...
Jean-Philippe RameauJean-Philippe Rameau
Jean-Philippe Rameau was a leading French composer of his time but not much has been documented about his personal life. He made tremendous ...
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
Jim Morrison gave birth to Rock music, one of the most popular genres of music. Jim is known both as a lead singer for his band ‘Doors’ and also ...
Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix is considered as one of the greatest electric guitarists that the musical world has ever witnessed. He composed music combining ...
Joan Chandos Baez - American Folk SingerJoan Chandos Baez
Folk singer Joan Baez, one of the most sought after artists of the 1960’s decade is a highly talented multi-faceted woman. Though generally ...
Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel
Born into a middle class family in 1653, Johann Pachelbel received musical training at an early age from the cantor of St. Sebaldus Church, ...
Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bac...
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, violinist, violist, pianist and harpsichordist of the Baroque period. He contributed much towards ...
Johannes BrahmsJohannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist, and one of the prominent musicians of the Romantic phase in the 19th century. His birth place ...
Johannes OckeghemJohannes Ockeghem
Born as a Franco-Flemish composer, Johannes Ockeghem was a prominent musician of the early 15th century. Some of his recognized and reputed ...
John CageJohn Cage
John Cage was the most significant and controversial American innovative composer of the 20th century. He is known as the father of ...
John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
Regarded as one of the most revolutionary and a widely imitated saxophonist in jazz music, John Coltrane carved a niche for himself in the world ...
John DowlandJohn Dowland
John Dowland was one of the most stylish English Renaissance composer, singer and lutenist. He is admired even today for some of his astounding ...
John EllaJohn Ella
John Ella was an eminent English violinist, neglected by posterity. He is looked upon as the shaper of musical taste and culture. He had immense ...
John FarmerJohn Farmer
John farmer was a renowned English musician who enjoyed a very productive career though it lasted only for about a decade (1591–1601). He is ...
Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
Franz Joseph Haydn was a composer unlike any other, who epitomized classical music in the heart of the renaissance period. His music mirrored ...
Josquin DesprezJosquin Desprez
Josquin Des Prez is one of the most ingenious and highly admired Renaissance composers in the history of Western music. During the 16th century, ...
Julian LennonJulian Lennon
Julian Lennon is a famous English musician and the son of the legendry John Lennon, the co-founder of ‘Beatles’. Enamored by music from a very ...
Karl Lawrence KingKarl Lawrence King
Karl L. King was an American march music bandmaster and composer, renowned for his work “Barnum and Bailey's Favorite”, one of the most popular ...
Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhause...
Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer who is widely regarded as one among, if not the most influential figure of the world of music in the ...
Keith John MoonKeith Moon
Keith Moon was a popular drummer of the British rock group The Who. He was well-known for his distinctive playing style. Songs like ‘Success ...
Keith Richards - The Rolling StonesKeith Richards
The legendary hero of rock ‘n’ roll and one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Keith Richards has always dared to speak his mind and walk ...
Keith SweatKeith Sweat
Keith Sweat began his musical career as the lead singer of the band ‘Jamilah’. He later received phenomenal success as a solo-artist and his ...
Keith UrbanKeith Urban
Keith Urban is a country musician and guitarist who is famous not just in his native Australia but also in the U.S. and the rest of the world ...
Kristopher Neil Kris AllenKris Allen
Kristopher Neil Allen, better known as Kris Allen is an American singer, songwriter and musician who shot to fame by winning the eighth season ...
Kurt Weill Kurt Weill
A socialist by nature and a music composer by profession, Kurt Julian Weill believed that music should serve a social cause. This is exemplified ...
Laurie AndersonLaurie Anderson
One of the most admired and acclaimed experimental-performance artists in the United States of America, Laurie Anderson is a free-spirited, ...
Lawrence WelkLawrence Welk
Lawrence Welk was an American bandleader and accordion player. He earned money at the age of 13 by playing accordion and later formed two groups ...
Layne Staley Layne Staley
One of the most well-known rock singers to have emerged in the 20th century, Layne Staley was the lead singer and co-songwriter for the rock ...
Lenny Kravitz Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz is a Grammy Award-winning rock musician who is known for his albums, ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’ and ‘Let Love Rule, Mama Said’. He ...
Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein, the legendary musician, who inspired an entire generation with his music ensembles and symphony orchestras, was one of the ...
Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is known to the world as a polymath, architect, mathematician, musician and architect and, most of all, an ...
Leos JanacekLeos Janacek
Leos Janacek is a significant name in the choral and orchestral music and is regarded as one among supreme Czech composers belonging to the ...
Lester BangsLester Bangs
Lester Bangs was a legendary rock critic, journalist, author and musician, who is best-known for his collection of essays entitled, ‘Psychotic ...
Little RichardLittle Richard
Little Richard, born as Richard Wayne Penniman, is a musician who defined the rock and roll music scenario in the America of the 1950s with his ...
Lou ReedLou Reed
Lou Reed is a famous rock musician and is the lead singer and co-creator of the band, ‘Velvet Underground’. He is credited for creating some of ...
Louis ArmstrongLouis Armstrong
It is said that the greatest test a work of art needs to pass is the test of time. In that case, Louis Armstrong seems to have scored a perfect ...
Louis Moreau GottschalkLouis Moreau Gottsch...
Call him a virtuoso or a pioneer in popular music, Louis Moreau Gottschalk is possibly the first and the last pan-American composer to walk the ...
Louis-Hector BerliozLouis-Hector Berlioz
One of the most original Romantic composers, fondly revered as the master of orchestration, Louis-Hector Berlioz's contribution to the world of ...
Luca MarenzioLuca Marenzio
An Italian composer, famous for his madrigals, Luca Marenzio’s compositions include no less than 500 madrigals, 80 villanelle as well as sacred ...
Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
Luciano Berio was one of the brilliant composers of his age. His popular works were the scores that he wrote in the 60s and 70s after he moved ...
Luciano PavarottiLuciano Pavarotti
Popularly known as ‘the King of the High Cs’, Luciano Pavarotti was a well-known operatic tenor. Blessed with a rare voice range, he left ...
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
Known as the Shakespeare of Music, Ludwig Van Beethoven was one of the greatest composers earth has ever had. He was one among the pioneers of ...
Manuel de Falla	Manuel de Falla
Manuel de Falla, also known as Manuel María de los Dolores Falla y Matheu, is a renowned Spanish composer of international acclaim. The Spanish ...
Maurice RavelMaurice Ravel
Known for his popular musical piece ‘Bolero’, Maurice Ravel was one of the most significant composers of the 20th century. Ravel’s pieces were ...
Max BruchMax Bruch
Max Karl August Bruch, a.k.a. Max Christian Friedrich Bruch, was a very prominent German romantic composer and conductor who wrote around 200 ...
Michael Tippett Michael Tippett
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett was a prolific British composer of the 20th century, a humanitarian and a pacifist. The entire gamut of his work ...
Mike LoveMike Love
Michael Edward ‘Mike’ Love is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and an important member of the 1960s band ‘The Beach Boys’. Love was born ...
Mikhail Ivanovich GlinkaMikhail Glinka
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka was a renowned Russian musical maestro who is revered as the father of Russian classical music and is hailed as the ...
Modest MussorgskyModest Mussorgsky
Modest Mussorgsky was born in a well reputed family, Mussorgsky, who were considered the descendants of the first Ruthenian ruler, Ryurik. He ...
Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
A genius, non-conformist, eccentric, unruly and a vagabond, Niccolò Paganini left an irrefutable mark on the history of instrumental music as ...
Nikolai RimskyNikolai Rimsky-Korsa...
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was reputed for his symphonic works and his Russian folkloric influences. Although he had a naval background, he had a ...
Olivier Eugene Prosper Charles MessiaenOlivier Messiaen
Often acknowledged as a composer whose works show evidences of his deep loyalty towards Catholicism, exoticism and nature, Olivier Messiaen was ...
Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
Orlando Lassus (Orlando di Lasso), Franco-Flemish composer, is considered as a representative of the polyphonic style adopted by the ...
Oscar LevantOscar Levant
A highly talented and multifaceted personality, Oscar Levant was a skilled musician who also had a successful career as a comedian and actor. It ...
Patti SmithPatti Smith
If you are of the belief that rock and roll is only about music and no poetry, and poetry only about verses and no music, you are in for a ...
Paul DukasPaul Dukas
Paul Dukas’s was a noted French music composer whose works comprised of the overlapping elements of Romantic and Modern periods. Dukas was ...
Paul HindemithPaul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith was one of the leading trendsetters of musical modernism. He was a master composer, conductor, violist, educator and theoretician ...
Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
George Percy Aldridge Grainger, better known to the world as Percy Grainger, was an Australian–born composer, arranger and pianist. His chief ...
Pete BestPete Best
Pete Best is best-known as the ‘Beatle’ who was suddenly axed from the group just before the band made it big. He was stunned to learn about ...
Peter HookPeter Hook
Best known as the founder of the rock band Peter Hook and The Light,this versatile musician dons many hats. He is also the lead vocalist and ...
Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyPyotr Ilyich Tchaiko...
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a distinguished Russian composer who scripted many symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and chamber music, which ...
Ralph Vaughan WilliamsRalph Vaughan Willia...
Ralph Vaughan Williams was an English composer who had composed many symphonies, chamber music, opera, choral music and film scores. He was ...
Ravi ShankarRavi Shankar
Often hailed as the godfather of world music and ambassador of Indian music all across the globe, Pandit Ravi Shankar is one of the most ...
Richard Georg StraussRichard Georg Straus...
The greatness of Richard Strauss lies in the way in which he maintained his romanticism in music, even while being part of one of the most ...
Richard RodgersRichard Rodgers
Richard Rodger, the musician extraordinaire, who helped legitimate American musical as an art form, is a name to reckon with in the musical ...
Richard WagnerRichard Wagner
Wilhelm Richard Wagner was a highly recognized German composer, conductor, theatre director and polemicist, specially recognized for his ...
Richard Wright (Musician)Richard Wright (Musi...
One of the founding members of the rock band ‘Pink Floyd’, Richard Wright was the competent keyboardist, whose wonderful tunes played a critical ...
Robert SchumannRobert Schumann
Robert Schumann, the German composer, aesthete and a renowned music critic was perhaps the most influential composer of the Romantic era. His ...
Ruggero LeoncavalloRuggero Leoncavallo
Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Giacomo Maria Giuseppe Emmanuele Raffaele Domenico Vincenzo Francesco Donato Leoncavallo was an Italian opera composer, ...
Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
Samuel Osborne Barber II was an American composer who was famous for his amazing musical skills. He expressed his passion for music from ...
Scott JoplinScott Joplin
Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”, is often accredited for upgrading and introducing “banjo piano”, a plebian form of entertainment often ...
Serge GainsbourgSerge Gainsbourg
This chain-smoking, wiry, intellectual and astonishingly prolific artiste was the one who augmented the façade of ‘French Pop’ a few notches. He ...