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List of famous pianists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pianists in the world? This includes the most prominent pianists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pianists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pianists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned pianists.

Elton John and Paul McCartney are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known pianists to the lesser known pianists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pianist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pianists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pianists?" then you're in the right place. (1557 items)
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Pianists
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Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date. In his five-decade career Elton John has sold ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: The Lion King, American Hustle, Almost Famous, Australia

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#19 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#10 on The Best Rock Vocalists

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Pianists
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Businessperson, Record producer, Television director, + more

Credits: A Hard Day's Night, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, American Hustle, Vanilla Sky

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#50 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#7 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#10 on The Best Singers of All Time

#94 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Pianists
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Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned him the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Actor as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Pianist, Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Django Unchained, Collateral, Ray, Law Abiding Citizen

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#9 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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