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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 43
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 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
age 83
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 53
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 46
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
age 69
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 50
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
Dec. 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
age 64
Francesco Nicolosi is an Italian pianist.
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Franco Alfano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 37
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
age 80
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
age 39
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 59
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 39
Giuseppe Albanese is an Italian pianist.
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Giuseppe Andaloro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Pianists from Italy
age 37
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
Dec. 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