List of famous pianists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
American

Nina Simone Nina Simone
American

Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
American

Tori Amos Tori Amos
American

Bob Seger Bob Seger
American

Liberace Liberace
American

Johnny McDaid Johnny McDaid
Northern Irish

Ross Lynch Ross Lynch
American

AJ Michalka AJ Michalka
American
Nick Cave Nick Cave
Australian

Neil Sedaka Neil Sedaka
American

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Franz Liszt Franz Liszt
German, Hungarian

Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American

Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff
American, Russian

Yanni Yanni
Greek

Jung Joon-young Jung Joon-young
South Korean

Glynis Johns Glynis Johns
South African

André Previn André Previn
German, American

Brett Dier Brett Dier
Canadian

Fats Domino Fats Domino
American

Diana Krall Diana Krall
Canadian

Fats Waller Fats Waller
American

Bobby Vee Bobby Vee
American

Georg Solti Georg Solti
Hungarian, British

Elena Satine Elena Satine
Georgian, American

Bjork Bjork
Icelander
Abdullah Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim
South African

Joel Adams Joel Adams
Australian

Bela Bartok Bela Bartok
Hungarian