Famous Pianists from England

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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Paul McCartney and Elton John. Featuring popular British piano players and more, this list has it all. 

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

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  • Alan Rawsthorne
    Dec. at 66 (1905-1971)
    • Birthplace: Haslingden, United Kingdom
    Alan Rawsthorne (2 May 1905 – 24 July 1971) was a British composer. He was born in Haslingden, Lancashire, and is buried in Thaxted churchyard in Essex.
  • Benjamin Britten
    Dec. at 63 (1913-1976)
    • Birthplace: Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a ...more
  • Benno Moiseiwitsch
    Dec. at 73 (1890-1963)
    • Birthplace: Ukraine, Odessa
    Benno Moiseiwitsch CBE (22 February 1890 – 9 April 1963) was a Russian/Ukrainian born British pianist.
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Carmen Reece is an English singer, songwriter and musician now based in Los Angeles, California. An accomplished pianist and flautist from childhood, Reece penned her first song aged 11 and has since ...more
    • Birthplace: Europe, Edmonton, London, Eurasia, London Borough of Enfield
    Charles Nicholas Hodges (28 December 1943 – 22 September 2018) was an English musician and singer who was the lead vocalist of the musical duo Chas & Dave.
  • Cipriani Potter

    Cipriani Potter

    Dec. at 78 (1792-1871)
    Philip Cipriani Hambly Potter (3 October 1792 – 26 September 1871) was an English musician. He was a composer, pianist, conductor and teacher. After an early career as a performer and composer, he ...more