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Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,111

  • 1932-02-04 Ivan Davis, Jr., American concert pianist, and teacher, born in Electra,Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1932-02-11 Jerome Lowenthal, American concert pianist, and educator (Julliard; Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-06-05 Pete Jolly [Ceragioli], American session and West Coast jazz pianist, and accordionist (Shorty Rogers; Pete Jolly Trio), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1932-06-14 Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, American pianist, arranger, jazz and classical composer (For Bird, With Love), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1932-06-21 (Boris) "Lalo" Schifrin, Argentine-American jazz pianist and composer (Mission Impossible; Caveman), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1932-08-23 Mark Russell, American political satirist and pianist (Real People), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1932-08-27 François Glorieux, Flemish pianist and composer, born in Courtrai, Belgium
  • 1932-09-02 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1932-09-13 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2013)
  • 1932-09-25 Glenn Gould, Canadian classical pianist (Bach's Goldberg Variations) and broadcaster (Solitude Trilogy), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1982)
  • 1932-10-09 Alfons Kontarsky, German concert pianist (best known for duo-piano performance with his brother, Aloys) and educator, born in Iserlohn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1932-10-15 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 2020)
  • 1932-12-04 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, born in Puno, Peru (d. 2010)
  • 1932-12-16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Soviet-Russian pianist, organist, and composer (The Little Hump-backed Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1933-02-20 Jan Henrik Kayser, Norwegian concert pianist (Grieg Prize, 1978), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2016)
  • 1933-03-15 Cecil Percival Taylor, American pianist and poet (University of Wisconsin)
  • 1933-03-23 Dave Frishberg, American jazz pianist, vocalist, composer, and lyricist ("I'm Just A Bill"), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1933-03-28 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1997)
  • 1933-04-28 Karl Heinz Wahren, German pianist and composer, born in Bonn, Germany
  • 1933-05-12 (Antoni) "Ton" Hartsuiker, Dutch pianist, composer, broadcaster, and educator, born in Zwolle, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1933-05-23 John Browning, American pianist (Leventritt Award, 1956), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1933-06-02 Bob Rozario, American pianist (Louis Prima), and orchestra leader (Bobby Darin; Tony Orlando; Donny & Marie), born in Shanghai, China (d. 2013)
  • 1933-08-11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1933-10-13 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2010)
  • 1933-10-27 Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist (Last Date; On the Rebound), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 1997)
  • 1934-01-17 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American R&B pianist ("Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu"; "Having a Good Time"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-01-31 Ron Weatherburn, British jazz pianist, born in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham, England (d. 1995)
  • 1934-03-10 Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, born in Shanghai, Republic of China (d. 2020)
  • 1934-04-06 Horace Tapscott, American jazz pianist and composer (Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, 1961-98), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1934-04-07 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, born in London (d. 1987)
  • 1934-05-19 Jan Wijn, Dutch pianist
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero [Bernard Nierow], American conductor and pianist (A Sunday in NY; Philadelphia POPS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, French pianist and conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra, 1976-91), born in Reims, France
  • 1934-06-07 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)
  • 1934-06-26 Filipe Pires, Portuguese pianist, composer (Portugaliae Genesis), and educator, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2015)
  • 1934-06-26 Dave Grusin, American jazz pianist and Academy and Grammy Award winning composer specializing in film scores (The Milagro Beanfield War; Ishtar), born in Littleton, Colorado
  • 1934-07-05 Diane Andersen, Danish-Belgian concert pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1934-07-12 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Little Burgundy, Montreal, Quebec
  • 1934-10-26 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, born in Angers, France (d. 2019)
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1934-11-14 Ellis Marsalis, American jazz pianist & teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2020)
  • 1935-01-01 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Scottish-born Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Prestwick, Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, American concert pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1935-01-31 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer ( Die Hochzeit von Susa), born in Lom, Bulgaria (d. 2003)
  • 1935-03-30 Gordon Mumma, American pianist, composer, and educator (University of California, 1975-94), born in Framingham, Massachusetts
  • 1935-03-30 Karl Berger, German jazz pianist, vibraphone player, and musicologist, born in Heidelberg, Germany

Person of interestDudley Moore

1935-04-19 Dudley Moore, English comedian, actor (10; Arthur; Bedazzled), jazz pianist, and composer, born in London (d. 2002)

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore
  • 1935-05-13 Nigel Butterley, Australian pianist and composer (The True Samaritan), born in Sydney, Australia
  • 1935-05-24 Valerie Capers, American jazz pianist, composer ("Sing About Love"; "Sojourner"), and educator, born in New York City
  • 1935-05-27 Ramsey Lewis, American Grammy Award-winning jazz-pop pianist ("The In Crowd", "Wade in the Water"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-06-05 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer, born in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR (d. 2017)
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935-07-02 Gilbert Kalish, pianist/professor (SUNY Stony Brook), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-08-03 Vic Vogel, Hungarian-Canadian pianist, composer and bandleader, born in Montreal, Quebec

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

1935-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1935-10-02 Peter Frankl, Hungarian-British pianist, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1935-10-21 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2002)
  • 1935-10-23 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1935-12-19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1935-12-26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • 1935-12-30 Bruno Canino, Italian pianist, harpsichordist, composer, and music director, born in Naples, Italy
  • 1936-01-11 Katie Webster [Kathyrne Jewel Thorne], American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie Queen), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1936-01-28 Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Spencer, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1936-01-29 Malcolm Binns, concert pianist
  • 1936-03-20 Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2019)
  • 1936-03-29 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical, jazz, and film score composer (Far From The Madding Crowd; Four Weddings And A Funeral), born in Kent, England (d. 2012)
  • 1936-04-09 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1936-05-11 Carla Bley [Lovella Borg], American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer (Escalator Over The Hill; Fictitious Sports), born in Oakland, California
  • 1936-05-17 Philippe Boesmans, Belgian pianist, and composer (Upon La-Mi; Reigen), born in Tongeren, Belgium
  • 1936-05-24 Harold Budd, American avant-garde ambient pianist and composer (The Pavilion of Dreams), born in Los Angeles (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1936-06-04 Alan Branscombe, British jazz and session pianist, vibraphonist, and saxophonist (Tubby Hayes; Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"), born in Wallasey, Cheshire, England (d. 1986)
  • 1936-07-09 Liisa Pohjola, Finnish concert pianist and music professor, born in Seinäjoki, Finland
  • 1936-08-31 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, born in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod), Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1936-10-05 Annerose Schmidt [Boeck], East German concert pianist, and educator, born in Wittenberg, Germany
  • 1936-10-16 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-10 Izumi Tateno, Finnish-based Japanese concert pianist and educator (Sibelius Academy, 1968-81), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1936-12-15 Eddie Palmieri, American Latin jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer (La Perfecta), born in New York City
  • 1936-12-15 Krzysztof Sadowski, Polish jazz pianist, Hammond organ player, and composer, born in Warsaw
  • 1936-12-21 Éric Gaudibert, Swiss composer, pianist, and teacher, born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1936-12-23 Claude Albert Coppens, Belgian pianist, born in Schaerbeek, Belgium
  • 1937-01-21 George Flynn, American pianist, composer (Trinity), and teacher (Columbia; DePaul), born in Miles City, Montana
  • 1937-01-27 John Ogdon, British pianist and composer, born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1937-03-10 Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2019)
  • 1937-03-16 Constança Capdeville, Porteguese pianist and composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American pianist, Neo-Romantic composer, and 1980 Pulitzer winner (In Memory of a Summer Day), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-19 Clarence "Frogman" Henry, American pianist and singer (Ain't Got No Home), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1937-05-10 Mike Melvoin, American jazz and studio pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-26 Ruben "Baby" López Furst, Argentine jazz pianist, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2000)
  • 1937-07-06 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor (Tchaikovsky-1962), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937-07-28 Peter Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Peter Duchin Orchestra), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1937-08-27 Alice Coltrane [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937-10-29 Michael Ponti, German pianist (Boston Competition 1964), born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
  • 1937-11-22 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1938-01-07 Paul Revere [Dick], American rock organ player and pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938-02-09 Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, American classical pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Waltham, Massachusetts

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 701 - 750 of 750

  • 2017-04-05 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), dies at 77
  • 2017-05-20 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 2017-06-27 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, dies of cancer at 60 [1]
  • 2017-07-07 Egil Monn-Iversen, Norwegian pianist, composer, and conductor (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, 1981-96), dies at 89
  • 2017-08-07 Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, dies of ovarian cancer at 62
  • 2017-09-02 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American pianist, darabukha drummer, and composer (Martha Graham ballet scores), dies at 96
  • 2018-01-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), dies at 91
  • 2018-01-26 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, dies at 80
  • 2018-02-17 Beatricce "Beebe" Freitas [nee Botty], American pianist, organist, and voice teacher (Hawaii Opera Theatre), dies at 79
  • 2018-04-05 Cecil Taylor, American pianist, poet, and one of the pioneers of free jazz, dies at 89
  • 2018-04-19 Graciela Agudelo, Mexican pianist and avant garde composer (Celebration of Wine ), dies at 72
  • 2018-08-23 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), dies at 96
  • 2018-09-02 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), dies from a brain tumor at 58 [1]
  • 2018-10-18 Randolph Hokanson, American concert pianist and teacher (University of Washington, 1949-84), dies at 103
  • 2018-11-07 Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Irish pianist, composer and educator (University of Limerick), dies at 67
  • 2019-01-01 Juan Guinjoan, Catalan composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 2019-02-28 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, dies at 89
  • 2019-03-05 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, dies at 84
  • 2019-04-16 Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, dies at 90
  • 2019-05-19 Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), dies at 82
  • 2019-06-06 Dr. John [Malcolm John Rebennack], American singer and piano player ("Right Place, Wrong Time"), dies at 77
  • 2019-08-31 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, dies at 89
  • 2019-09-17 Harold Mabern Jr., American post-bop jazz pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2019-09-25 Paul Badura-Skoda, Austrian pianist (Mozart Interpretation), dies at 91
  • 2019-10-17 Márta Kurtág [née Kinsker], Hungarian classical pianist, dies at 92
  • 2020-02-01 Peter Serkin, American pianist (Tashi), dies at 72
  • 2020-02-03 Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, dies at 95
  • 2020-02-09 Sorrel [Doris Ernestine] Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2020-03-06 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), dies at 81
  • 2020-05-16 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), dies at 93
  • 2020-05-25 Joel Revzen, American opera conductor and pianist, dies of Covid-19 at 74
  • 2020-06-04 Marcello Abbado, Italian pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, dies at 93
  • 2020-06-25 Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), dies at 93
  • 2020-06-27 (Lionel) Frederick "Freddy" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at 88 [1]
  • 2020-07-02 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2020-07-28 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2020-08-02 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), dies of cancer at 92 [1]
  • 2020-12-08 Harold Budd, American avant-garde ambient pianist and composer (The Pavilion of Dreams), dies of Covid-19 at 84 [1]
  • 2020-12-17 Stanley Cowell American jazz pianist (Heath Brothers), record label co-founder (Strata-East), and educator, dies from hypovolemic shock at 79
  • 2020-12-20 Fanny Waterman, English concert pianist & teacher (Leeds International Piano Competition), dies at 100 [1]
  • 2020-12-25 Jaan Rääts, Estonian pianist, orchestral and film score composer, dies at 88
  • 2020-12-28 Fou Ts'ong, Chinese-British concert pianist, dies of Covis-19 at 86
  • 2020-12-29 Claude Bolling, French jazz and classical cross-over pianist and composer (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio), dies at 90 [1] [2]
  • 2021-01-17 (Julian) "Junior" Mance, American jazz pianist (Dinah Washington; Dizzy Gillespie), dies of a brain hemorrhage after a fall at 92
  • 2021-02-09 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), dies of cancer at 79 [1]
  • 2021-03-08 Julien-François Zbinden, Swiss jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Monophrases), dies at 103
  • 2021-03-13 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and professor (Barnard College, Brooklyn, NYC ), dies shortly after a stroke at 79
  • 2021-03-17 Freddie Redd, American hard-bop jazz pianist, organist, and composer, dies at 92
  • 2021-06-26 Frederic Rzewski, American concert pianist, and composer (Spacecraft), dies of a heart attack at 83
  • 2021-07-02 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), dies at 96

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