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.
1 684 230 asiantkl added Vladimir Horowitz Classical music
2 482 217 markuka85 added Artur Schnabel Classical music
3 593 240 Arcadi Volodos Classical music
4 294 216 markuka85 added Glenn Gould Classical music
5 273 74 Jdoggy added William Kapell
6 536 226 Zoltán Kocsis Classical music
7 210 113 markuka85 added Rudolf Serkin Classical music
8 518 319 Michail Pletnev Classical music
9 388 383 Martha Argerich Classical music
10 350 295 Radu Lupu Classical music
11 508 341 Krystian Zimerman Classical music
12 466 311 Grigory Sokolov Classical music
13 459 302 Ivo Pogorelić Classical music
14 135 353 ИльяИванов added Ekaterina Mechetina