Famous Composers Of The 20th Century
Discover the most famous 20th century composers including Alfred Newman, Pat Metheny, Marcel Khalife, Yanni, Paul McCartney and many more. This list of composers born in 20th century includes people from India, USA, France, UK, Australia, Russia, Italy, Austria and many more countries.
Elton JohnElton John
25 March 1947, British
Singer
Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney
18 June 1942, British
Singer-songwriter

David FosterDavid Foster
01 November 1949, Canadian
Musician

Phil CollinsPhil Collins
30 January 1951, British
Drummer

John DenverJohn Denver
31 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

Paul SimonPaul Simon
13 October 1941, American
Singer, Songwriter
John WilliamsJohn Williams
08 February 1932, American
Composer

Danny ElfmanDanny Elfman
29 May 1953, American
Composer

Bryan AdamsBryan Adams
05 November 1959, Canadian
Singer

Kathie Lee GiffordKathie Lee Gifford
16 August 1953, French, American
TV Host, Actress
Rick RubinRick Rubin
10 March 1963, American
Record Producer

Luther VandrossLuther Vandross
20 April 1951, American
Singer
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Bret MichaelsBret Michaels
15 March 1963, American
Singer

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
John ColtraneJohn Coltrane
23 September 1926, American
Saxophonist, Composer

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor
Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930, American
American composer

Claude DebussyClaude Debussy
22 August 1862, French
Composer

YanniYanni
14 November 1954, Greek
Pianist, Keyboardist, Music Composer
Ennio MorriconeEnnio Morricone
10 November 1928, Italian
Composer

André PrevinAndré Previn
06 April 1929, German, American
Musician
Sergei RachmaninoffSergei Rachmaninoff
01 April 1873, American, Russian
Pianist

Gustav MahlerGustav Mahler
07 July 1860, Austrian
Composer

Erik SatieErik Satie
17 May 1866, French
Musician

Ludovico EinaudiLudovico Einaudi
23 November 1955, Italian
Pianist, Composer
Edie SedgwickEdie Sedgwick
20 April 1943, American
Actress, Model
Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
13 March 1939, American
Singer

Django ReinhardtDjango Reinhardt
23 January 1910, French
Musician

Jean-Michel JarreJean-Michel Jarre
24 August 1948, French
Composer

Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie
21 October 1917, American
Bandleader
Giacomo PucciniGiacomo Puccini
22 December 1858, Belgian, Italian
Composer

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Anoushka ShankarAnoushka Shankar
09 June 1981, Indian, British
Composer

Arnold SchoenbergArnold Schoenberg
13 September 1874, Austrian
Composer

Aaron CoplandAaron Copland
14 November 1900, American
Composer, teacher, writer

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher
Benjamin BrittenBenjamin Britten
22 November 1913, British
Composer, conductor and pianist

Pat MethenyPat Metheny
12 August 1954, American
Guitarist
John Philip SousaJohn Philip Sousa
06 November 1854, American
Conductor, Composer

Tom FletcherTom Fletcher
17 July 1985, British
Musician

Fats WallerFats Waller
21 May 1904, American
Jazz Pianist
Adrian BelewAdrian Belew
23 December 1949, American
Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Songwriter

Gopi SundarGopi Sundar
30 May 1977, Indian
Music Director
Samuel BarberSamuel Barber
09 March 1910, American
Composer

Karlheinz StockhausenKarlheinz Stockhausen
22 August 1928, German
Composer

Pete HamPete Ham
27 April 1947, British
Singer

Kurt WeillKurt Weill
02 March 1900, German
Composer

Hariprasad ChaurasiaHariprasad Chaurasia
01 July 1938, Indian
Indian Classical Flautist
Goran BregovićGoran Bregović
22 March 1950, Yugoslav
Musician

Francis PoulencFrancis Poulenc
07 January 1899, French
Musician

Ólafur ArnaldsÓlafur Arnalds
03 November 1986, Icelander
Musician

Pablo CasalsPablo Casals
29 December 1876, Spanish
Musician
Michael BlakeyMichael Blakey
08 December 1958, British
Record Producer

Anton WebernAnton Webern
03 December 1883, Austrian
Music Composer
Paul BowlesPaul Bowles
30 December 1910, American
Writer, Music Composer

Gian Carlo MenottiGian Carlo Menotti
07 July 1911, French, Italian, American
Composer and librettist

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke
24 November 1934, German, Russian
Composer
Luciano BerioLuciano Berio
24 October 1925, Italian
Italian composer

Giovanni GabrieliGiovanni Gabrieli
1557 AD, Italian
Italian composer
Peter WarlockPeter Warlock
30 October 1894, British
Composer

Emina JahovićEmina Jahović
15 January 1982, Serbian
Singer-songwriter

Marcel KhalifeMarcel Khalife
10 June 1950, Lebanese
Composer
Germaine TailleferreGermaine Tailleferre
19 April 1892, French
Composer

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer
Adrian WillaertAdrian Willaert
1490 AD, Belgian
Music Composer, Teacher, Founder of the Venetian

Carlos Páez VilaróCarlos Páez Vilaró
01 November 1923, Uruguayan
Artist

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
11 August 1929, Welsh
Composer

Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich
25 September 1906, Russian
Composer
Eugen SuchoňEugen Suchoň
25 September 1908, Slovak
Composer
James McBrideJames McBride
11 September 1957, American
 

Alfred NewmanAlfred Newman
17 March 1901, American
American composer

Orlando LassusOrlando Lassus
1532 AD, Belgian
Composer

Wesley StrombergWesley Stromberg
06 December 1993, American
Composer
Isaac AlbenizIsaac Albeniz
29 May 1860, Spanish
Pianist

Bela BartokBela Bartok
25 March 1881, Hungarian
Composer, Pianist

Brad Douglas PaisleyBrad Douglas Paisley
28 October 1972, American
American singer-songwriter

Ruben RadaRuben Rada
17 July 1943, Uruguayan
Composer

A.B. QuintanillaA.B. Quintanilla
13 December 1963, American
Record Producer
Carroll O’ConnorCarroll O’Connor
02 August 1924, American
Actor

Celine DionCeline Dion
30 March 1968, Canadian
Singer, Actor, Voice actor, Musician, Pianist,
Adrienne BailonAdrienne Bailon
24 October 1983, American
Actor, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer,

Kamal HaasanKamal Haasan
07 November 1954, Indian
Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director,

A. R. RahmanA. R. Rahman
06 January 1967, Indian
Composer
Ashley TisdaleAshley Tisdale
02 July 1985, American
Singer, Model, Singer-songwriter, Composer, Voice

IlaiyaraajaIlaiyaraaja
03 June 1943, Indian
actor, singer, composer, musician, screenwriter,
Joe WalshJoe Walsh
20 November 1947, American
Guitarist

Lou PearlmanLou Pearlman
19 June 1954, American
Manager, Record producer, Composer

Michelle PhillipsMichelle Phillips
04 June 1944, American
Television actor, Singer, Actor,

Alan ThickeAlan Thicke
01 March 1947, Canadian
Actor, Songwriter, Composer, Television presenter,
Tom MorelloTom Morello
30 May 1964, American
Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor,

Steven Van ZandtSteven Van Zandt
22 November 1950, American
Actor, Musician, Screenwriter, Record producer,
Trent ReznorTrent Reznor
17 May 1965, American
Singer, Composer, Pianist, Musician,

G. V. Prakash KumarG. V. Prakash Kumar
13 June 1987, Indian
Composer
Shruti HaasanShruti Haasan
28 January 1986, Indian
Actor, Singer, Composer, Model

Anu MalikAnu Malik
02 November 1960, Indian
Film director, Singer, Composer, Music director,
Damon DashDamon Dash
03 May 1971, American
Actor, Film producer, Nightclub owner, Film actor,