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List of famous pianists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top pianists in the world? This includes the most prominent pianists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable pianists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic pianists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned pianists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known pianists to the lesser known pianists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the pianist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous pianists ever?" and "What are the names of famous pianists?" then you're in the right place. (1557 items)
Demi Lovato is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in Barney & Friends. In 2008, Lovato rose to prominence in the ...more
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Sir Elton Hercules John CBE is an English singer, songwriter, composer, pianist, record producer, and occasional actor. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriter partner since ...more
Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the ...more
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Eric Marlon Bishop, known professionally as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer, comedian, writer, and producer. As an actor, his work in the 2004 Ray Charles biographical film Ray earned ...more
Ludwig van Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and ...more
Pope Benedict XVI is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI served as pope of the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013. Benedict was elected on 19 April 2005 in a papal conclave following Pope John Paul II ...more
Freddie Mercury is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Freddie Mercury was a British singer, songwriter and producer, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Queen. As a performer, he was known for his flamboyant stage persona ...more
Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he has become one of ...more
Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Nicholas Jerry "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe. The Jonas ...more
Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Pianists
William Martin "Billy" Joel is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth ...more
Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites ...more
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Fryderyk Chopin is a film score composer.
Chris Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist, and co-founder of the band Coldplay.
Liberace is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Władziu Valentino Liberace, mononymously known as Liberace, was an American pianist and entertainer. A child prodigy and the first generation son of working class immigrants, Liberace's career ...more
Jerry Lee Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, who is often known by his nickname of The Killer and is often viewed as "rock & roll's first great wild ...more
Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive ...more
Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Brian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys.
Nat King Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Nathaniel Adams Coles, known professionally as Nat King Cole, was an American singer who first came to prominence as a leading jazz pianist. He was widely noted for his soft, baritone voice, ...more
George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Pianists
George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known ...more
Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when ...more
Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. He is widely considered to be one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Stravinsky's ...more
Franz Schubert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Schubert 's life ended at 31 but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works, seven ...more
Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor. As the creator of acknowledged masterpieces across numerous musical genres, he is regarded as one of the major ...more
Christina Perri is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Christina Judith Perri is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Philadelphia. Her debut single "Jar of Hearts" charted after it was featured on the Fox television show So You ...more
Aaron Copland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Pianists
Aaron Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. Instrumental in forging a distinctly American style ...more