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

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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.

Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx

Alicia Keys Alicia Keys
Ross Lynch Ross Lynch

Tori Amos Tori Amos

Bob Seger Bob Seger
Liberace Liberace

Nina Simone Nina Simone

AJ Michalka AJ Michalka
Nick Cave Nick Cave
Johnny McDaid Johnny McDaid
Northern Irish

Serj Tankian Serj Tankian
Lebanese, American
Jung Joon-young Jung Joon-young
South Korean

Franz Liszt Franz Liszt
German, Hungarian

Sergei Rachmaninoff Sergei Rachmaninoff
American, Russian

Yanni Yanni

Neil Sedaka Neil Sedaka

André Previn André Previn
German, American

Fats Domino Fats Domino

Diana Krall Diana Krall

Fats Waller Fats Waller

Bjork Bjork
Abdullah Ibrahim Abdullah Ibrahim
South African

Bela Bartok Bela Bartok

Joel Adams Joel Adams