Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 979

  • 1921-12-01 John Bunch, American jazz pianist (New York Swing Trio), born in Tipton, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1921-12-28 Eddy Doorenbos, Dutch vocalist/pianist/guitarist
  • 1922-01-07 Jean-Pierre Rampal, French classical flautist (The Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano), born in Marseilles, France (d. 2000)
  • 1922-01-08 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1922-01-18 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Arnold, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1922-04-01 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1922-04-06 Dorothy Donegan, American boogie-woogie, swing jazz, and classical pianist, and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1922-04-07 Kenneth Peacock, Canadian pianist, ethnomusicologist and composer (Rituals of Earth, Fire and Darkness), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1922-04-22 Lou Stein, American pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1922-06-07 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, born in Groenrivier, Malmesbury (d. 2011)
  • 1922-06-18 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • 1922-06-27 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2018)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-08-16 Ernie Freeman, American musician (Raunchy), pianist and arranger, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1981)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (Merry Christmas Baby), born in Texas City, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1922-09-20 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1922-09-21 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, born in Borgerhout, Belgium (d. 2010)
  • 1922-10-18 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, born in Gussago, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1922-12-20 Denny Vaughan, Canadian pianist, singer, arranger and orchestra leader (The Smothers Brothers Show; Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972) [1]
  • 1923-01-22 Friedrich Zehm, German pianist and composer, born in Neusalz, Lower Silesia, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1923-03-10 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2000)
  • 1923-03-19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1923-03-21 Mort Lindsey [Lippman], American pianist, arranger, musical director (Judy Garland, 1961-64; Merv Griffin Show, 1962-86; Barbra Streisand, 1968), and composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, born in Volos, Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1923-05-13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1923-05-23 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2009)

Person of interestErroll Garner

1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1923-06-23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1923-07-10 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, born in Tiflis, Georgia (d. 2013)
  • 1923-07-18 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, born in Houilles, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-02-17 Margaret Truman, American presidential daughter, writer (Murder at FBI) and pianist, born in Independence, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1924-03-21 Otis Spann, American blues pianist and singer (The Blues Never Die!), born in Belzoni, Mississippi [or, perhaps, 1930 in Jackson, Mississippi] (d. 1970)
  • 1924-03-24 Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, born in Stevenage, England (d. 2020)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-04 Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist and composer, born in Bezhitsa, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1924-07-08 Johnnie Johnson, American blues and jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), born in Fairmount, West Virginia (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-09 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924-08-24 Louis Teicher, American pianist (Ferante & Teicher-Exodus), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1924-09-15 Bobby Short, Danville Ill, singer/pianist (Carlisle Hotel)
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-01 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1924-12-07 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • 1925-01-15 Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1925-01-23 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1925-02-14 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestOscar Peterson

1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-09-08 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Skálar, Iceland (d. 2005)
  • 1925-11-15 Jurriaan Andriessen [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925-11-26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1925-12-24 Claude Frank, German-American concert pianist and pedagogue, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1926-02-07 Mark Taimanov, Russian pianist, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 2016)
  • 1926-02-17 Lee Hoiby, American concert pianist and composer (1957 Arts & Letters; Summer and Smoke), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1926-02-19 György Kurtág, Hungarian pianist, composer (Stele; Játékok), and teacher (Franz Liszt Academy, 1967-93), born in Lugoj, Romania
  • 1926-03-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1926-04-10 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora's Box), born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1926-05-15 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1926-05-26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2009)
  • 1926-10-21 Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1926-12-30 Stanley Tracey, British jazz pianist and composer (Under Milk Wood), born in Denmark Hill, South London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1927-03-08 Dick Hyman, American jazz pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and organist, born in New York City
  • 1927-03-10 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1927-04-01 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist ("One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-08-23 Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1927-10-01 Márta Kurtág [née Kinsker], Hungarian classical pianist, born in Esztergom, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1927-10-04 Walter Bishop, Jr, American bebop jazz pianist, music theorist, and educator, born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1927-10-06 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart Interpretation), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1927-10-24 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1927-11-11 Mose Allison, American jazz and blues piano player, singer, and composer ("Everybody's Cryin' Mercy"; "Your Mind Is on Vacation"), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1927-11-19 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of Motown's house band - The Funk Brothers (1959-64), born in Jackson, Tennessee (d. 2007)
  • 1927-11-25 Dick Wellstood, American jazz pianist, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1927-12-28 Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kiev (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-27 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, born in Bordueax (d. 2013)
  • 1928-02-11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-03-24 Byron "Yanks" Janis, American concert pianist (debut with NBC Symphony Orchestra at age 15), born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-04-10 Rosco Gordon, American R&B pianist, singer, and songwriter ("Booted"; "No More Doggin'"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-31 Jacob Lateiner, pianist/professor (Juiliard), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1928-07-16 Bella Davidovich, Jewish Soviet-American pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1928-10-10 (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 1928-10-14 Gary Graffman, American pianist (Leventritt Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928-11-13 Hampton Hawes, American jazz pianist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • 1928-11-27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)
  • 1928-12-02 Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, born in St. Pölte, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1929-02-10 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist, television and film composer ("The Twilight Zone"; "Planet Of The Apes"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1929-02-18 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist & composer (Concerto de Québec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1968)
  • 1929-03-25 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, born in Corona, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-04-06 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1929-05-21 Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • 1929-06-15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, Australian piano player, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • 1929-06-15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1929-06-20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1929-06-28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • 1929-06-30 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-07-26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 600 of 650

  • 2003-01-26 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1956), dies at 69
  • 2003-04-19 Conrad Leonard, British composer and pianist, dies at 104
  • 2003-07-17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), dies at 88
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), dies at 77
  • 2003-12-08 Rubén González, Cuban pianist (Buena Vista Social Club) (b. 1919)

Person of interestRay Charles

2004-06-10 Ray Charles [Robinson], American singer and pianist who pioneered soul music (Georgia on My Mind, Mess Around), dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (The Twilight Zone; Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • 2004-10-23 Edward Toner Cone, American pianist, composer and pedagogue, dies at 87
  • 2004-10-27 Claude Helffer, French classical pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2004-11-03 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), dies at 87
  • 2005-01-30 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, dies of cancer at 33
  • 2005-02-06 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-02-13 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), dies at 86
  • 2005-03-27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, dies at 83
  • 2005-03-28 Dame Moura Lympany, British pianist (b. 1916)
  • 2005-04-13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies of kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • 2005-05-25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • 2005-07-07 Al Downing, American rockabilly piano player and singer (Big Al & The Chartbusters), dies at 65 [1]
  • 2005-12-09 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, dies at 93
  • 2006-05-25 Otto Zykan, Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 2006-06-03 Johnny Grande, American accordion and piano player (The Saddlemen; Bill Haley's Comets), and songwriter ("Birth of the boogie"), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006-08-08 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), dies at 84
  • 2006-09-02 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • 2006-11-29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2006-12-16 Pnina Salzman, Israeli pianist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda) dies of respiratory failure at 69
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of Motown's house band - The Funk Brothers (1959-64), dies at 79
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz pianist, composer and educator, dies at 75
  • 2007-10-18 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist, dies of meningitis at 38
  • 2007-12-04 Friedrich Zehm, German pianist and composer, dies at 85

Person of interestOscar Peterson

2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2007-12-25 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), dies at 81
  • 2008-04-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (Seven Days Of Falling), dies in scuba diving accident at 44
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-06-27 Leonard Pennario, American concert pianist (Rózsa's Piano Concerto with L.A. Philharmonic), dies of complications from Parkinson's disease at 83
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2009-02-01 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), dies at 86
  • 2009-02-07 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2009-03-04 Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
  • 2009-06-22 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), dies at 88
  • 2009-07-27 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • 2009-08-20 Larry Knechtel, American session piano and bass player (Simon and Garfunkel; Johnny Rivers), dies of heart attack at 69
  • 2009-08-31 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2009-09-19 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), dies at 88
  • 2009-09-25 Alicia de Larrocha, Spanish pianist (Orquesta Sinfonica), dies at 86
  • 2010-02-15 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2010-03-03 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies at 79
  • 2010-03-10 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2010-03-30 John Bunch, American jazz pianist (New York Swing Trio), dies of melanoma at 88
  • 2010-05-05 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) dies at 77
  • 2010-05-13 Lode Backx, Flemish pianist, dies at 87
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-05-17 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, dies at 86
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show) and broadcaster (NPR), dies after a heart attack at 89 [1]
  • 2011-01-10 Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 63
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-03-28 Lee Hoiby, American concert pianist composer (1957 Arts & Letters; Summer and Smoke), dies at 85
  • 2011-06-02 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79
  • 2011-06-07 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2011-10-08 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist (Born Free), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2011-10-08 Antonio Iglesias Álvares, Spanish pianist, composer, educator and critic, dies at 93
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist & composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-01-05 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), dies at 80
  • 2012-02-05 Al De Lory, American session pianist, arranger, and record producer (Glen Campbell), dies 82
  • 2012-02-06 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), dies at 77
  • 2012-02-22 Mike Melvoin, American jazz and studio pianist, composer, and arranger, dies of cancer at 74
  • 2012-04-12 George Mesterhazy, Hungarian-American jazz pianist, and arranger, dies at 56
  • 2012-05-04 Mort Lindsey [Lippman], American pianist, arranger, musical director (Judy Garland, 1961-64; Merv Griffin Show, 1962-86; Barbra Streisand, 1968), and composer, dies at 89
  • 2012-06-13 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, dies at 97
  • 2012-06-28 Éric Gaudibert, Swiss composer, pianist, and teacher, dies at 75
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2012-12-09 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), dies at 85
  • 2012-12-20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • 2012-12-24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical and film score composer (Four Weddings And A Funeral), dies at 76
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • 2013-02-27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • 2013-03-22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • 2013-04-21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • 2013-06-02 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2013-06-19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • 2013-07-02 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2013-08-19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"),, dies at 79
  • 2013-08-20 Marian McPartland, British jazz pianist (Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz), dies at 95
  • 2013-10-29 Rudolf Kehrer, Soviet classical pianist of German heritage, dies at 90
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2013-12-29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Piano), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2014-04-06 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora's Box), dies at 87
  • 2014-10-10 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 73
  • 2014-12-05 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, dies at 90
  • 2014-12-09 José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, 1985) takes his own life at 53
  • 2014-12-13 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), dies at 86
  • 2014-12-29 Claude Frank, German-American concert pianist and pedagogue, dies at 89
  • 2015-01-13 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), dies at 99
  • 2015-02-03 William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, dies at 76
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2015-03-19 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, dies at 84

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