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This list of famous female pianists is ranked by their level of prominence, with photos when available. This greatest female pianists list contains the most prominent female piano players. You might enjoy our lists of famous female jazz pianists and celebrities who play piano. There are thousands of women working as pianists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic pianists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a girl aspiring to be a woman pianist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Including Nina Simone, Martha Argerich, Olga Kern, and Demi Lovato, there have been all kinds of female piano singers and famous female piano players throughout music history.

While this isn't a list of all female pianists, it does feature over 250 women pianists from a variety of musical eras. Who are the most famous female pianists? Who are the best female pianists? Take a look below!

Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the Disney Channel television film Camp Rock and signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. She released her debut ...more

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Age: 24

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, TV Personality, Dancer

Credits: The X Factor, Frozen, Princess Protection Program, Camp Rock

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#14 on The Best Current Female Singers

#97 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#96 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#90 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites influences ranging from composers such as Mozart and Danny Elfman, to contemporary artists Björk, Tori ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Singer, + more

Credits: Daredevil, Underworld, The Punisher, Underworld: Awakening

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#82 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#32 on The Best Current Female Singers

#62 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#22 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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Christina Judith Perri is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Philadelphia. Her debut single "Jar of Hearts" charted after it was featured on the Fox television show So You Think You Can Dance in 2010. The single went on to sell over 3 million copies in the United States and was a hit ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Singer

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#34 on The Best Current Female Singers

#78 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

#64 on The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years

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Marié Digby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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Marié Christina Digby is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist and actress. She is known for her acoustic cover version of Rihanna's "Umbrella", which attracted attention on YouTube in 2007. The song was subsequently played on the radio station STAR 98.7, was featured on the highly ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Guitarist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Singer

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