Famous Pianists from Canada

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

Steve Barakatt and Diana Krall are only the beginning of the famous Canadian piano players on this list.

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

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  • Alain Lefèvre

    Alain Lefèvre

    Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Poitiers, France
    Alain Lefèvre, (born July 23, 1962) is a French Canadian pianist and composer. He is one of the Québécois pianists who have sold the greatest number of musical recordings.In 2009, he was made a ...more
  • Alberto Guerrero
    Dec. at 73 (1886-1959)
    • Birthplace: La Serena, Chile, Chile
    Antonio Alberto García Guerrero (February 6, 1886 – November 7, 1959) was a Chilean-Canadian composer, pianist, and teacher. While he is most famously remembered as the mentor of Canadian pianist ...more
    • Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada
    Angela Hewitt, (born July 26, 1958) is a Canadian classical pianist. She is best known for her Bach interpretations.
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
    Anton Emil Kuerti, OC (born July 21, 1938) is an Austrian-born Canadian pianist, music teacher, composer, and conductor. He has developed international recognition as a solo pianist, particularly ...more
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    Brenda Russell (née Gordon; born April 8, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist. Russell has a diverse musical style which encompasses pop, soul, dance, and jazz. She has received a ...more
    • Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada
    Carly Paradis is a Canadian composer, songwriter and pianist. She composes soundtracks for movies, documentaries, TV series and her own albums. In 2007, she worked with film composer Clint Mansell. ...more