Female Classical Musicians

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Wendy Carlos
(Musician)

Wendy Carlos
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Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

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Martha Argerich
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Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

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Agnes Obel
(Singer-songwriter)

Agnes Obel
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Birthdate: October 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gentofte, Denmark

Agnes Obel is a Danish musician, singer, and songwriter. She achieved national recognition in 2011 when she won five prizes at the Danish Music Awards that year. Her third studio album Citizen of Glass earned her critical acclaim as well as the IMPALA Album of the Year Award in 2016.

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Tina Guo
(Cellist)

Tina Guo
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Birthdate: October 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shanghai, China

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M. S. Subbulakshmi
(Carnatic Musician)

M. S. Subbulakshmi
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Birthdate: September 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madurai
Died: December 11, 2004

M.S. Subbulakshmi was an Indian singer. Dubbed the Queen of Music, Subbulakshmi was the leading exponent of Carnatic music. In 1966, she became the first Indian to perform in UN General Assembly. In 1974, she became the first Indian musician to be awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award. In 1998, Subbulakshmi became the first musician to be awarded the Bharat Ratna.

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S. Janaki
(Actor, Singer)

S. Janaki
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Birthdate: April 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Repalle

Better known as Janaki Amma, playback singer S. Janaki had begun her career with the Tamil film Vidhiyin Vilayattu. Also known as the Nightingale of South India, she has lent her voice to over 48,000 songs. Following her retirement, she has been the victim of death hoaxes at least twice.

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Usha Mangeshkar
(Singer, Composer)

Usha Mangeshkar
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Birthdate: December 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Usha Mangeshkar belongs to the iconic Mangeshkar musical family of India and is the second-youngest child of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. She, and her famous siblings, Lata and Asha, once rocked the Hindi playback scene. Her song Mai Toh Aarti from Jai Santoshi Maa earned her a Filmfare nomination.

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Saindhavi
(singer)

Saindhavi
3
Birthdate: January 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chennai

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Anna Fedorova
(Pianist)

Anna Fedorova
3
Birthdate: February 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union

 10 
Harini
(actor, singer)

Harini
3
Birthdate: April 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chennai

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Annapurna Devi
(Musician)

Annapurna Devi
3
Birthdate: April 23, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Maihar, Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: October 13, 2018

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Suman Kalyanpur
(Actor, Singer, Composer)

Suman Kalyanpur
3
Birthdate: January 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dhaka

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Wanda Landowska
(Harpsichordist)

Wanda Landowska
2
Birthdate: July 5, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 16, 1959

Wanda Landowska was a Polish pianist and harpsichordist who is credited with reinvigorating the popularity of the harpsichord through her performances, writings, teaching, and recordings in the early 20th century. In 1933, Wanda Landowska became the first person to record Goldberg Variations, which were originally composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for keyboard, on the harpsichord.

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Kishori Amonkar
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Birthdate: April 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: April 3, 2017

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Natalie Clein
(Musician)

Natalie Clein
2
Birthdate: March 25, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England

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Nexhmije Pagarusha
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Birthdate: May 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pagarushë, Kosovo
Died: February 7, 2020

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Galina Ustvolskaya
(Classical composer)

Galina Ustvolskaya
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Birthdate: June 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: December 22, 2006

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Shubha Mudgal
(Singer of Hindustani classical music)

Shubha Mudgal
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Birthdate: January 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Thea Musgrave
(Composer)

Thea Musgrave
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Birthdate: May 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnton, Scotland

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Sarah Caldwell
(Opera conductor and producer)

Sarah Caldwell
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Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: March 23, 2006

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Ofra Harnoy
(Cellist)

Ofra Harnoy
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Birthdate: January 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: adera, Israel

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Mahwash
(Singer)

Mahwash
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Birthdate: 1947 AD
Birthplace: Karte chaar Kabul, Afghanistan

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Cécile de Brunhoff
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Birthdate: October 16, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 7, 2003

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Mildred Dilling
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Birthdate: February 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marion, Indiana, United States
Died: December 30, 1982

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Florence Kirk
(Soprano, Opera singer)

Florence Kirk
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Birthdate: September 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 6, 1999