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Famous Male Virtuosos

Updated June 14, 2019 8.4k views7 items

List of famous male virtuosos, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male virtuosos list contains the most prominent and top males known for being virtuosos. There are thousand of males working as virtuosos in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic virtuosos have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a virtuoso then the people below should give you inspiration.

Niccolò Paganini and Mark Gasser are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

While this isn't a list of all male virtuosos, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male virtuosos?" and "Who are the best male virtuosos?"
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    Franz Liszt (German: [ˈlɪst]; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; 22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and organist of the Romantic era. He was also a writer, a philanthropist, a Hungarian nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Joachim Raff, Mikhail Glinka, and...  more

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      Niccolò Paganini

      Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (Italian: [ni(k)koˈlɔ ppaɡaˈniːni] (listen); 27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1 are among the best known of his compositions, and have served as an inspiration for many prominent composers....  more

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        Sigismond Thalberg (8 January 1812 – 27 April 1871) was a composer and one of the most famous virtuoso pianists of the 19th century....  more
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