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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.

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Anna Kravtchenko is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Anna Kravtchenko age 42 Anna Kravtchenko is a Ukrainian classical pianist with an international career. She won the Busoni competition in 1992 and has been a piano teacher at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana ...more

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Armando Trovajoli is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Armando Trovajoli Died at 96 (1917-2013) Armando Trovajoli, was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor, many of them jazz scores for low-budget exploitation films of the Commedia ...more

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Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli Died at 75 (1920-1995) Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was an Italian classical pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.

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Brenno Ambrosini is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Brenno Ambrosini Brenno Ambrosini is an Italian pianist, born in Venetia, who is active in Spain. In 1990 he began performing with Mark Lubotsky. After being prized in the leading Spanish piano competitions he ...more

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Bruno Canino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Bruno Canino age 82 Bruno Canino is an Italian classical pianist and composer.

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Bruno Martino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Bruno Martino Died at 75 (1925-2000) Bruno Martino was an Italian jazz composer, singer and pianist. Internationally he was mostly known for Estate, composed in 1960, a standard that has been played many jazz performers since the ...more

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Camillo Togni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Camillo Togni Died at 71 (1922-1993) Camillo Togni was an Italian composer, teacher, and pianist. Coming from a family of independent means, he was able to pursue his art as he saw fit, regardless of changing fashions or economic ...more

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Carlo Zecchi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Carlo Zecchi Died at 81 (1903-1984) Carlo Zecchi was an Italian pianist, music teacher and conductor. Zecchi was born in Rome. In Berlin, he learned piano from Ferruccio Busoni and Artur Schnabel. He led pianistic courses in ...more

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Emanuele Arciuli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Emanuele Arciuli age 52 Emanuele Arciuli 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 45 Enrico Elisi is an Italian pianist from Bologna, Italy. Enrico Elisi regularly performs to acclaim throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In Italy he has appeared in prestigious venues such ...more

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Enrico Pieranunzi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Enrico Pieranunzi age 68 Enrico Pieranunzi is an Italian jazz pianist. He fuses classical technique with jazz.

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Fabio Bidini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Fabio Bidini age 49 Fabio Bidini is an Italian pianist. He was a finalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth in 1993. In addition, he teaches at the Hochschule für Musik ...more

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Ferruccio Busoni is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Ferruccio Busoni Died at 58 (1866-1924) Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher.

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Francesco Nicolosi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Francesco Nicolosi age 63 Francesco Nicolosi is an Italian pianist.

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Franco Alfano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Franco Alfano Died at 79 (1875-1954) Franco Alfano was an Italian composer and pianist. Best known today for his opera Risurrezione and above all for having completed Puccini's opera Turandot in 1926. He had considerable success ...more

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Franco Mannino is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Franco Mannino Died at 81 (1924-2005) Franco Mannino was an Italian film composer, pianist, opera director, playwright and novelist, born in Palermo. He made his debut as pianist at the age of 16. He conducted the National Arts ...more

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Giacomo Cuticchio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Giacomo Cuticchio age 36 Giacomo Cuticchio is the son of Mimmo Cuticcho.

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Gian Paolo Chiti is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Gian Paolo Chiti age 79 Gian Paolo Chiti is an Italian composer and pianist. After beginning his studies in piano, violin and composition at the age of four, he made a series of appearances as a child prodigy before ...more

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Gianluca Cascioli is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Gianluca Cascioli age 38 Gianluca Cascioli is an Italian pianist, conductor, and composer. He studied composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Turin and piano with Franco Scala. In 1994, Cascioli won the ...more

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Gilda Buttà is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Gilda Buttà age 58 Gilda Buttà is an Italian pianist. After studying piano at "Giuseppe Verdi" Conservatory in Milan, she won the Franz Liszt Prize in 1976, and started a concert pianist career. ...more

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Giovanni Fusco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Giovanni Fusco Died at 62 (1906-1968) Giovanni Fusco was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor, who has written numerous film scores since 1936, including those of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour and La guerre est finie as ...more

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Giovanni Sgambati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Giovanni Sgambati Died at 73 (1841-1914) Giovanni Sgambati 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 38 Giuseppe Albanese is an Italian pianist.

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Giuseppe Andaloro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Giuseppe Andaloro age 36 Giuseppe Andaloro is an Italian pianist. Andaloro studied at the Giuseppe Verdi State Conservatory of Music. He also attended the Academy Mozarteum in Austria. Andaloro won the London World ...more

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Giuseppe Martucci is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Giuseppe Martucci Died at 53 (1856-1909) Giuseppe Martucci was an Italian composer, conductor, pianist and teacher. As a composer and teacher he was influential in reviving Italian interest in non-operatic music. As a conductor he ...more

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Graziella Concas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Graziella Concas age 48 Graziella Concas is an Italian pianist and composer.

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Luca Schieppati is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Luca Schieppati age 54 Luca Schieppati (1964 - ) is an Italian classical pianist.

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Luciano Berio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Luciano Berio Died at 78 (1925-2003) Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian composer. He is noted for his experimental work and also for his pioneering work in electronic music.

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Ludovico Einaudi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Ludovico Einaudi age 62 Ludovico Einaudi OMRI is an Italian pianist and composer. He trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan and under composer Luciano Berio in the early 1980s. Einaudi began his career as a ...more

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Marco Fumo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Marco Fumo age 71

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Mario Finzi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Mario Finzi Died at 32 (1913-1945) Mario Finzi was born in Bologna, Italy, from an Italian Jewish family: both his father Amerigo Finzi, and his mother, Ebe Castelfranchi, were teachers. A musician of great talent, he graduated ...more

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Maurizio Pollini is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Maurizio Pollini age 76 Maurizio Pollini is an Italian classical pianist.

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Michele Esposito is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Michele Esposito Died at 74 (1855-1929) Michele Esposito was an Italian-born musical composer, conductor and pianist who lived most of his professional life in Dublin, Ireland.

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Muzio Clementi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Muzio Clementi Died at 80 (1752-1832) Muzio Clementi was an Italian-born English composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Born in Rome, he spent most of his life in England. ...more

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Niccolò Castiglioni is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Niccolò Castiglioni Died at 64 (1932-1996) Niccolò Castiglioni was an Italian composer, pianist, and writer on music. Castiglioni was born and raised in Milan, where he began studying piano at the age of 7. He received his ...more

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Ottorino Respighi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Ottorino Respighi Died at 57 (1879-1936) Ottorino Respighi was an Italian composer, musicologist and conductor. He is best known for his orchestral music, particularly the three Roman tone poems: Fountains of Rome, Pines of Rome, and ...more

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Petrina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Petrina Petrina is an Italian composer, pianist and songwriter.

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Piero Coppola is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Piero Coppola Died at 83 (1888-1971) Piero Coppola, was an Italian conductor, pianist and composer.

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Piero Gamba is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Piero Gamba age 81 Piero Gamba, also called Pierino Gamba, is an Italian orchestral conductor and pianist.

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Piero Piccioni is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Piero Piccioni Died at 83 (1921-2004) Piero Piccioni was an Italian lawyer turned major film score composer. A pianist, organist, conductor, composer, he was also the prolific author of more than 300 film soundtracks. His mother’s ...more

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Pietro Abbà Cornaglia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Pietro Abbà Cornaglia Died at 43 (1851-1894) Pietro Abbà Cornaglia was an Italian organist, concert pianist, and composer.

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Renato Fasano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Renato Fasano Died at 77 (1902-1979) Renato Fasano was an Italian conductor and musicologist particularly associated with 18th-century Italian works. Having studied music in his native Naples, Fasano established in 1947 the chamber ...more

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Riccardo Drigo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Riccardo Drigo Died at 84 (1846-1930) Riccardo Eugenio Drigo, was an Italian composer of ballet music and Italian opera, a theatrical conductor, and a pianist. Drigo is most noted for his long career as kapellmeister and Director of ...more

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Roberto Carnevale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Roberto Carnevale age 51 Roberto Carnevale is an Italian composer, pianist and conductor.

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Sergio Rendine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Sergio Rendine age 63 Sergio Rendine is an Italian composer of operas, symphonic, ballet and chamber music.

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Stefano Golinelli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Stefano Golinelli Died at 73 (1818-1891) Stefano Golinelli was an Italian piano virtuoso and composer. In 1840 he was appointed by Rossini, then an Honorary Councillor of the Liceo Musicale di Bologna, professor for piano at the Liceo, ...more

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Vince Guaraldi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Vince Guaraldi Died at 48 (1928-1976) Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi, born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio, was an American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing ...more