The piano is one of the most popular and most diverse musical instruments in the world. The instrument has permeated through dozens of genres of music, lending itself to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. The people on this list are masters of the piano and are considered giants in the musical world.
Whether you recognize these musicians or not, they've all carved a place out for themselves in the classical music world and have become influential and prominent figures in the industry. If you love geeking out on music, we definitely recommend finding some of their music.This list is votable and rerankable, so take a look through and vote up your favorite famous classical pianists in the world. If you don't see someone on here who should be, feel free to add them, but this list is for living musicians only.
1 665 220 asiantkl added Vladimir Horowitz Classical music
2 472 203 markuka85 added Artur Schnabel Classical music
3 578 216 Arcadi Volodos Classical music
4 276 193 markuka85 added Glenn Gould Classical music
5 262 62 Jdoggy added William Kapell
6 517 221 Zoltán Kocsis Classical music
7 199 99 markuka85 added Rudolf Serkin Classical music
8 500 312 Michail Pletnev Classical music
9 135 330 ИльяИванов added Ekaterina Mechetina