Famous Pianists from Hungary

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

These people, like Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók include images when available.

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

Use this list of renowned Hungarian pianists to discover some new pianists that you aren't familiar with. 

Agi Jambor

Agi Jambor (February 4, 1909–February 3, 1997) was a Hungarian pianist. Jambor was born in 1909 in Budapest, Hungary, the half-Jewish daughter of a wealthy businessman and a prominent piano teacher. A piano prodigy, she was playing Mozart before she could read and at age 12 made her debut with a symphony orchestra.From 1926 to 1931, Jambor studied piano with Edwin Fischer at the Berlin University of the Arts. In the early 1930s, at the height of her popularity, she fled to Paris and into exile, preferring playing practice piano in a dance studio to performing on the concert stage. In 1933, Jambor married Imre Patai, a physicist and pianist. In 1937 she won Fifth Prize at the third ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1909-1997)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Alexander Raab is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pianists from Hungary
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Alexander Raab (1882 – 1958) was a Hungarian-American pianist and distinguished piano teacher.Alexander Raab was born in Győr (also known as Raab), Hungary. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory under Hans Schmitt (1835–1907), Robert Fuchs and Theodor Leschetizky and became acquainted with Johannes Brahms. He presented recitals with the violinist Jan Kubelík in England, Russia, Germany and France. He immigrated to the US in 1915, and became Head of the Piano Department at Chicago Musical College, before moving to Berkeley, California, where he became esteemed as one of the best piano teachers on the West Coast.He performed concertos with the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Vienna, Chicago Symphony ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1882-1940)

Birthplace: Győr, Hungary

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András Schiff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pianists from Hungary
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Sir András Schiff (Hungarian: [ˈɒndraːʃ ˈʃiff]; born 21 December 1953) is a Hungarian-born Austro-British classical pianist and conductor, who has received numerous major awards and honours, including the Grammy Award, Gramophone Award, Mozart Medal, and Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize, and was knighted in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to music. He is also known for his public criticism of political movements in Hungary and Austria. Schiff is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Piano at the Barenboim–Said Akademie in Berlin. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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Annie Fischer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pianists from Hungary
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Annie Fischer (July 5, 1914 – April 10, 1995) was a Hungarian classical pianist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 81 (1914-1995)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

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