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Famous Pianists from the United States

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

The list you're viewing is made up of American piano players like Stevie Wonder and Billy Joel.

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

Use this list of renowned American 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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  • Demi Lovato1

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

    Demetria Devonne Lovato ( lə-VAH-toh; born August 20, 1992) is an American singer,...  more

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    Jamie Foxx

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceTerrell, Texas, United States of America

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  • Stevie Wonder3

    BirthplaceSaginaw, Michigan, United States of America

    Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950), better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is...  more
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    Nick Jonas

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor....  more

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  • Billy Joel5

    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    William Martin Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and...  more

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    Amy Lee

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

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    Liberace

    Dec. at 68 (1919-1987)

    BirthplaceWest Allis, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Władziu Valentino Liberace (May 16, 1919 – February 4, 1987) was an American pianist, singer...  more

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  • Jerry Lee Lewis8

    BirthplaceFerriday, Louisiana, United States of America

    Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and...  more

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  • Leonard Bernstein9

    Leonard Bernstein

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer,...  more

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  • Brian Wilson10

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Inglewood, California, USA

    Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more

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  • Nat King Cole11

    Nat King Cole

    Dec. at 46 (1919-1965)

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Nathaniel Adams Coles (March 17, 1919 – February 15, 1965), known professionally as Nat King...  more

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    George Gershwin

    Dec. at 39 (1898-1937)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    George Gershwin (; born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an...  more

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    Igor Stravinsky

    Dec. at 89 (1882-1971)

    BirthplaceLomonosov, Russia

    Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (; Russian: И́горь Фёдорович Страви́нский, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ...  more

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  • Christina Perri14

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Christina Judith Perri (born August 19, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter from Bucks...  more

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    Aaron Copland

    Dec. at 90 (1900-1990)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Aaron Copland (; November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990) was an American composer, composition...  more

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  • Percy Grainger16

    Percy Grainger

    Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)

    BirthplaceBrighton, Australia

    Percy Aldridge Grainger (born George Percy Grainger; 8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an...  more

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  • Samuel Barber17

    Samuel Barber

    Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania

    Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of...  more

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  • Van Cliburn18

    Van Cliburn

    Dec. at 79 (1934-2013)

    BirthplaceUSA, Shreveport, Louisiana

    Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr. (; July 12, 1934 – February 27, 2013) was an American pianist...  more
  • John Epperson19

    BirthplaceHazlehurst, Mississippi, United States of America

    John Epperson (born April 24, 1955) is an American drag artist, actor, pianist, vocalist and...  more
  • Randy Newman20

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Randall Stuart Newman (born November 28, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger,...  more

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  • Sergei Rachmaninoff21

    Sergei Rachmaninoff

    Age: Died at 70 (1873-1943)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Russia

    Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff (Серге́й Васи́льевич Рахма́нинов) (1 April [O.S. 20 March]...  more

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  • Little Richard22

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, United States of America

    Richard Wayne Penniman (December 5, 1932 – May 9, 2020), known as Little Richard, was an...  more

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  • Philip Glass23

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is widely regarded as one of...  more

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  • Marié Digby24

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Jimmy Durante

    Dec. at 87 (1893-1980)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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