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Famous Pianists from Italy

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

Famous Italian piano players include everyone from Ferruccio Busoni to Muzio Clementi.

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

Use this list of renowned Italian pianists to discover some new pianists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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    Anna Kravtchenko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Anna Kravtchenko

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceKharkiv, Soviet Union

    Anna Kravtchenko (Ukrainian: Анна Кравченко; born 1976) is a Ukrainian classical pianist with... more on Wikipedia
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    Armando Trovajoli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Armando Trovajoli

    Dec. at 96 (1917-2013)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Armando Trovajoli (also Trovaioli, 2 September 1917 in Rome – 28 February 2013 in Rome) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

    Dec. at 75 (1920-1995)

    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Italian: [arˈtuːro beneˈdetti mikeˈlandʒeli]; 5 January 1920 –... more on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 143 The Greatest Pianists of All Time#2 of 158 The Best Pianists in the World

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    Brenno Ambrosini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
    Brenno Ambrosini is an Italian pianist, born in Veneto, who is active in Spain. In 1990, he... more on Wikipedia
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    Bruno Canino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    Bruno Canino (born 30 December 1935) is an Italian classical pianist, harpsichordist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Bruno Martino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Bruno Martino

    Dec. at 75 (1925-2000)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Bruno Martino (11 November 1925 – 12 June 2000) was an Italian jazz composer, singer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Camillo Togni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Camillo Togni

    Dec. at 71 (1922-1993)

    BirthplaceGussago, Italy

    Camillo Togni (18 October 1922 – 28 November 1993) was an Italian composer, teacher, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Carlo Zecchi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Carlo Zecchi

    Dec. at 81 (1903-1984)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Carlo Zecchi (8 July 1903 – 31 August 1984) was an Italian pianist, music teacher and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Emanuele Arciuli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceGalatone, Italy

    Emanuele Arciuli (born in Galatone on June 26, 1965) is an Italian classical pianist.
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    Enrico Elisi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Enrico Elisi

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceBologna, Italy

    Enrico Elisi is an Italian pianist from Bologna, Italy.
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    Enrico Pieranunzi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Enrico Pieranunzi (born 5 December 1949) is an Italian jazz pianist. He fuses classical... more on Wikipedia
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    Fabio Bidini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Fabio Bidini

    Age: 52
    Fabio Bidini (born in Arezzo on 11 June 1968) is an Italian pianist. He was a finalist at the... more on Wikipedia
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    Ferruccio Busoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Ferruccio Busoni

    Dec. at 58 (1866-1924)

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Empoli, Southern Europe

    Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor,... more on Wikipedia

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    #141 of 368 The Best Classical Composers#16 of 154 The Greatest Pianists Ever

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    Francesco Nicolosi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceCatania, Italy

    Francesco Nicolosi (born December 7, 1954) is an Italian pianist.
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    Franco Alfano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Franco Alfano

    Dec. at 79 (1875-1954)

    BirthplacePosillipo

    Franco Alfano (8 March 1875 in Posillipo, Naples – 27 October 1954 in Sanremo) was an Italian... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Franco Mannino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Franco Mannino

    Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Franco Mannino (25 April 1924 – 1 February 2005) was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera... more on Wikipedia
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    Giacomo Cuticchio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Giacomo Cuticchio is the son of Mimmo Cuticcho.
  • 18
    Gian Paolo Chiti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Gian Paolo Chiti (born January 21, 1939 in Rome) is an Italian composer and pianist. After... more on Wikipedia
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    Gianluca Cascioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    Gianluca Cascioli (born 17 July 1979 in Turin, Italy) is an Italian pianist, conductor, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Gilda Buttà is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Gilda Buttà

    Age: 61

    BirthplacePatti, Italy

    Gilda Buttà is an Italian pianist. After studying piano at "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in... more on Wikipedia
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    Giovanni Fusco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Giovanni Fusco

    Dec. at 62 (1906-1968)

    BirthplaceSant'Agata de' Goti, Italy

    Giovanni Fusco (10 October 1906, Sant'Agata dei Goti, Benevento – 31 May 1968, Rome) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Giovanni Sgambati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Giovanni Sgambati

    Dec. at 73 (1841-1914)

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Giovanni Sgambati (28 May 1841 – 14 December 1914) was an Italian pianist and composer.
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    Giuseppe Albanese is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Giuseppe Albanese

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceReggio Calabria, Italy

    Giuseppe Albanese (born Reggio Calabria, May 11, 1979) is an Italian pianist.
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    Giuseppe Andaloro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Giuseppe Andaloro (born 21 January 1982, in Palermo) is an Italian pianist. Andaloro studied... more on Wikipedia
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    Giuseppe Martucci is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy

    Giuseppe Martucci

    Dec. at 53 (1856-1909)

    BirthplaceCapua, Italy

    Giuseppe Martucci (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe marˈtuttʃi]; Capua, 6 January 1856 –... more on Wikipedia
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