Famous Pianists from Germany

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

People here include everything from Pope Benedict XVI to Ludwig van Beethoven.

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

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  • Adolf von Henselt
    Dec. at 75 (1814-1889)
    • Birthplace: Schwabach, Germany
    Georg Martin Adolf von Henselt (9 or 12 May 1814 – 10 October 1889) was a German composer and virtuoso pianist.
  • Alfons Kontarsky
    Dec. at 77 (1932-2010)
    • Birthplace: Iserlohn, Germany
  • Aljoscha Zimmermann
    Dec. at 65 (1944-2009)
    • Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
    Aljoscha Zimmermann was a film score composer.
  • Aloys Kontarsky

    Aloys Kontarsky

    Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Iserlohn, Germany
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Berlin, Germany
    André George Previn, (; born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019) was a German-American pianist, composer, arranger, and conductor. His career was three-pronged. Starting by ...more
    • Birthplace: Göttingen, Germany
    Andreas Staier (born 13 September 1955 in Göttingen) is a German pianist and harpsichordist.