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Famous Female Pianists

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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. 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.

From Nina Simone to 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!
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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: 23
    • 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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    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 Amos, ...more

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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Riverside, California, USA
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Daredevil, Underworld, The Punisher, Underworld: Awakening
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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 around ...more

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    • Age: 29
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
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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 rated ...more

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    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Singer
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    Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist. She worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. The sixth child of a preacher's family in North Carolina, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist. Her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1933-2003)
    • Birthplace: Tryon, North Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer
    • Credits: The Big Lebowski, The Intouchables, Miami Vice, The Thomas Crown Affair
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    Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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    Colbie Marie Caillat is an American pop singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist from Malibu, California. She debuted in 2007 with Coco, which included hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize". In 2008, she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy. Caillat released her second album, ...more

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    • Age: 30
    • Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Pianist, Singer-songwriter, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Safe Haven, Morning Glory, Bride Wars
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    Janel Parrish is an American actress, dancer, singer and songwriter. She is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars. She is also known for the role of Jade in the 2007 film Bratz: The Movie. She came in third place on the nineteenth season of Dancing with the ...more

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    • Age: 27
    • Birthplace: Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America
    • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Pretty Little Liars, Dancing with the Stars, Fired Up!, Triple Dog, Celeste and Jesse Forever, + more
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    Clara Schumann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Female Pianists
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    Clara Schumann was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era. She exerted her influence over a 61-year concert career, changing the format and repertoire of the piano recital and the tastes of the listening public. Her husband was the composer ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1819-1896)
    • Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
    • Profession: Pianist, Composer
    • Credits: The Europeans, Clara, Dancing Soul
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