Famous Pianists from Poland

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

Frédéric Chopin and Karol Szymanowski are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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  • Adrian Konarski is a pianist and a film score composer.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Sir Andrzej Panufnik (24 September 1914 – 27 October 1991) was a Polish composer and conductor. He became established as one of the leading Polish composers, and as a conductor he was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic orchestra after World War II. After his increasing frustration with the extra-musical demands made on him by the country's regime, he defected to the United Kingdom in 1954, and took up British citizenship. In 1957, he became chief conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a post he relinquished after two years to devote all his time to composition.
    • Age: Dec. at 77 (1914-1991)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • Arthur Rubinstein
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    Arthur Rubinstein (Polish: Artur Rubinstein; 28 January 1887 – 20 December 1982) was a Polish American classical pianist. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers and many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He has been described as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. He played in public for eight decades.
    • Age: Dec. at 95 (1887-1982)
    • Birthplace: Poland, Łódź
  • Carl Tausig
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    Carl (or Karl) Tausig (4 November 1841 – 17 July 1871) was a Polish virtuoso pianist, arranger and composer. He is generally accepted as Franz Liszt's most esteemed pupil, and one of the greatest pianists of all time.
    • Age: Dec. at 29 (1841-1871)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • Frédéric Chopin
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    Frédéric François Chopin (, also UK: , US: , French: [ʃɔpɛ̃], Polish: [ˈʂɔpɛn]; 1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849) was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation."Chopin was born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin in the Duchy of Warsaw and grew up in Warsaw, which in 1815 became part of Congress Poland. A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed his earlier works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
    • Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
  • Joanna Domańska
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    Joanna Domańska

    Joanna Domańska (born 20 September 1959) is a Polish classical pianist and music teacher from Gliwice.
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Gliwice, Poland