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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 than 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 58 Billboard Top 40 singles, 27 Top 10, four No. 2 and nine No. 1. For 31 consecutive years he had at least one song in the Billboard Hot 100. His single "Something About the Way You Look Tonight"/"Candle in the Wind 1997" ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Pinner, London, United Kingdom

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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 partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Walton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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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 musical or comedy. The same year, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the action film Collateral. Other prominent roles include the title role in the film Django Unchained, the villain Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and William Stacks in the 2014 version of Annie. Foxx also starred in his own television show from 1996 to 2001, the sitcom The Jamie ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas, United States of America

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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 compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred sacred cantatas of which nearly two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth. Bach was born in Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach, into a great musical family. His father, Johann Ambrosius Bach, was the director of the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)

Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

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