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List of famous male pianists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male pianists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being pianists. Piano fans will also enjoy these bizarre Mozart facts and the most underrated Stevie Wonder songs. There are thousand of males 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 male aspiring to be a pianist then the people below should give you inspiration.

Ludwig van Beethoven and Frédéric Chopin are included on this list of popular male piano players along with famous singers who play piano, like Elton John, Billy Joel, and Ray Charles. White, black, old, young, gay, modern - this list has them all!  

While this isn't a list of all male pianists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male pianists?" and "Who are the best male pianists?"

Elton John is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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

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

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#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#11 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#14 on The Best Singers of All Time

#90 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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

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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#44 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#7 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#10 on The Best Singers of All Time

#95 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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

Age: 49

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Terrell

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

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

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#84 on The Best Actors Working Today

#79 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#11 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#74 on The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time

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Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Pianists
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)

Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor, Organist, + more

Credits: The Godfather, Se7en, The Silence of the Lambs, The Pianist

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#40 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#16 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#51 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#51 on These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

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