Famous Pianists from Australia

List of notable or famous pianists from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top pianists born in Australia and even some popular pianists who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian pianists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These pianists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known pianist from Australia is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Percy Grainger and Geoffrey Lancaster.

This historic pianists from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian pianists of note?" and "Who are the most famous pianists from Australia?" These prominent pianists of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian pianists.

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  • Alyce Steele

    Alyce Steele was a pianist.
  • Arthur Benjamin
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    Arthur Leslie Benjamin (Sydney, 18 September 1893 – London, 10 April 1960) was an Australian composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. He is best known as the composer of Jamaican Rumba (1938), the Storm Clouds Cantata featured in both versions of the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man who Knew Too Much (1934), (1956).
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1893-1960)
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Bob Sedergreen (born 1943) is an Australian jazz pianist. Sedergreen has worked with John Sangster, Don Burrows, and Brian Brown and supported Nat Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, and Milt Jackson.
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Australia
  • Geoffrey Lancaster AM (born 20 August 1954) is an Australian classical pianist and conductor. Born in Sydney, he was raised in Dubbo, New South Wales before moving to Canberra. He attended the Canberra School of Music where he studied piano with Larry Sitsky. He also studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Doctor of Philosophy, and also completed a master's degree at the University of Tasmania. In 1984, he moved to Amsterdam to study fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. In 1996 he was a professor at the Royal College of Music in London, following which he worked at the School of Music at the University of Western Australia. He ...more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
  • Kym Purling
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    Kym Purling is an Australian pianist, composer, and conductor from Vietnam.
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Margaret Way is an Australian writer of romance novels and women's fiction. A prolific author, Way has written more than 120 novels, many through Mills & Boon, a romance imprint of British publisher Harlequin UK Ltd., owned by Harlequin Enterprises.
    • Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia