Famous Pianists from Austria

List of notable or famous pianists from Austria, with bios and photos, including the top pianists born in Austria and even some popular pianists who immigrated to Austria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Austrian 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 Austria is included when available.

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  • Alfred Brendel KBE (born 5 January 1931) is an Austrian pianist, poet and author, known particularly for his performances of Mozart, Schubert, Schoenberg, and especially Beethoven.
    • Age: 92
    • Birthplace: Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic
  • Anton Eberl
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    Anton Franz Josef Eberl {pronounced AY-BERL} (13 June 1765 – 11 March 1807) was an Austrian composer, teacher and pianist of the Classical period.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1765-1807)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Bruno Walter
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    Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, September 15, 1876 – February 17, 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer. Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, was naturalized as a French citizen in 1938, and settled in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped to establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered to be ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1876-1962)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
  • Charlotte Eisler

    Charlotte Eisler (2 August 1894 - 21 August 1970) was an Austrian singer, pianist and music teacher associated with the Second Viennese School. Born Charlotte Demant in Ternopil (now in Ukraine), her family moved to Chernivtsi where she attended school. Early in the First World War, they moved to Vienna. There Charlotte studied music. Her teachers included Anton Webern and Eduard Steuermann. As a student she met composers Arnold Schönberg and Hanns Eisler. She married Eisler in 1920, they separated in 1934. Artist Georg Eisler was their only child. Active in left-wing politics, Eisler was obliged to leave Vienna in 1934 for Bratislava. In 1936 she travelled to Moscow. Travelling back to ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1894-1970)
    • Birthplace: Ternopil, Ukraine
  • Eduard Steuermann
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    Eduard Steuermann (June 18, 1892 in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire – November 11, 1964 in New York City) was an Austrian (and later American) pianist and composer. Steuermann studied piano with Vilém Kurz at the Lemberg Conservatory and Ferruccio Busoni in Berlin, and studied composition with Engelbert Humperdinck and Arnold Schoenberg. He played the piano part in the first performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and premiered his Piano Concerto. He continued his association with Schoenberg as a pianist for the composer's Society for Private Musical Performances in Vienna, and made an arrangement for piano trio of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht. He performed in the radio premiere of ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1892-1964)
    • Birthplace: Sambir, Ukraine
  • Ernst Pauer
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    Ernst Pauer (21 December 1826 – 5 May 1905) was an Austrian pianist, composer and educator.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1826-1905)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria