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Famous Pianists from Spain

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

Examples include Enrique Granados and Isaac Albéniz.

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

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  • Alicia de Larrocha
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    Alicia de Larrocha y de la Calle (23 May 1923 – 25 September 2009) was a Spanish pianist and composer. She was considered one of the great piano legends of the 20th century. Reuters called her "the greatest Spanish pianist in history", Time "one of the world's most outstanding pianists" and The Guardian "the leading Spanish pianist of her time".She won multiple Grammy Awards and a Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. She is credited with bringing greater popularity to the compositions of Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados. In 1995, she became the first Spanish artist to win the UNESCO Prize.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)
    • Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain

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    Angelica Mansilla

    Angelica Mansilla
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    Comienza sus estudios musicales a la edad de ocho años, obteniendo los Títulos Superiores de Piano y Música de Cámara por el Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, interpretando en el concierto fin de carrera el Concierto para Piano y Orquesta nº 2 de F.Chopin. Más tarde, comienza sus estudios de canto en la Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid y en la prestigiosa Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía gracias a una beca de la Fundación Albéniz., recibiendo el premio a la mejor cantante de la cátedra de manos de S.M la Reina Dª Sofía. Sus maestros de canto han sido Teresa Berganza, Tom Krause, Sheri Greenewald, Istvan Cserjan, y Paola Molinari, siendo su maestra de canto en la... more on Wikipedia
    • Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
  • Carles Santos (Valencian pronunciation: [ˈkaɾles ˈsantos]; 1 July 1940 – 4 December 2017) was a Spanish artist who began his career as a pianist and later worked in many other creative disciplines, including musical composition, filmmaking, screenwriting, acting, scenic musical shows, graphics, montage, sculpture, photography, poetry, and prose.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 80
    • Birthplace: Vinaròs, Spain
  • Chano Domínguez (born Sebastián Domínguez Lozano; 29 March 1960, Cádiz) is a Spanish Latin jazz, post bop and flamenco pianist. Dominguez has released over 20 albums as a bandleader, and collaborated extensively with other jazz artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joe Lovano, Chucho Valdes, Martiro, and Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, He performs his own original compositions, as well as the music of Harold Arlen, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and the Spanish classical composer, Joaquin Rodrigo. He was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2012 for his album Flamenco Sketches on the Blue Note label. Domínguez began his career in the progressive rock... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Cadiz, Spain