Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 9)

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Birthdays 801 - 895 of 895

  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-09-07 Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile (Isn't It Romantic), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1956-12-05 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist and conductor, born in Zabrze, Poland
  • 1957-02-17 Loreena McKennitt, Canadian world and Celtic harpist, accordion, and piano player, singer, and composer ("The Mummer's Dance"), born in Morden, Manitoba
  • 1957-03-08 Billy Childs, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-04-14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1957-08-29 Pim Kops, Dutch rock piano, organ and accordion player (De Dijk - Bloedend Hart; Avalanche Quartet), born in The Netherlands
  • 1957-09-09 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1957-11-14 Frank Affolter, Dutch pianist, songwriter and singer (If Nobody Does), born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1958-01-02 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian concert pianist (Tchaikovsky Prize, 1982; Leeds, 1987), born in Belebey, Bashkir ASSR (now Bashkortostan)
  • 1958-01-31 Tom Schuman, American pianist (Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1958-04-10 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1958-07-26 Angela Hewitt, Canadian classical pianist, born in Ottawa, Canada
  • 1958-09-27 Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer (When Words Fail), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea,.
  • 1958-10-20 Ivo Pogorelić, Croatian pianist (1978 Casagrande winner), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia
  • 1959-04-27 Louis Lortie, French-Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal
  • 1959-10-25 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Mortsel, Belgium (d. 2015)
  • 1960-01-26 Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-07-27 Conway Savage, Australian piano and organ player (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), born in Victoria, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1960-12-21 Louis Demetrius Alvanis, English classical pianist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1961-01-02 Orrett Rhoden, Jamaican concert pianist, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1961-02-22 Lowell Liebermann, American classical pianist and composer (Gargoyles), born in New York City
  • 1961-03-28 José Feghali, Brazilian concert pianist (Van Cliburn Gold Medalist, 1985) (d. 2014)
  • 1961-05-11 Cecile Licad, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981), born in Manila, Philippines
  • 1961-09-05 Marc-André Hamelin, Canadian concert pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1961-09-07 Jean-Yves Thibaudet, French concert pianist, born in Lyon, France
  • 1961-10-08 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist, born in San Jose, California
  • 1961-11-22 Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1962-05-04 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-10-05 Ken Noda, American pianist (Rivalry), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-12-28 Rachel Z [Nicolazzo], American jazz and rock pianist ("Tokyo Blue"; Ozmosys), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-12-28 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), born in Orange, France (d. 1999)
  • 1963-01-17 Cyrus Chestnut, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1963-01-30 Danny Wright, American new age pianist, and composer, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1963-02-08 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1963-05-27 Calliope Tsoupaki, Greek classical pianist and composer (Sappho's Tears), born in Piraeus, Greece
  • 1963-08-22 Tori Amos [Myra Ellen Amos], American pianist and vocalist (Under The Pink), born in Newton, North Carolina
  • 1964-11-07 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964-11-16 Diana Krall, Canadian jazz pianist and singer, born in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • 1964-12-07 Duncan Millar, English pop and jazz pianist (Blue Mercedes - Rich & Famous), born in London, England
  • 1965-07-05 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • 1967-04-12 Mellow Man Ace [Ulpiano Reyes], Cuban-American rapper and actor (Only the Strong), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • 1967-10-19 Yoko Shimomura, Japanese pianist and video game composer, born in Hyogo, Japan
  • 1968-09-14 Vincent Ghadimi, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Rocourt, Liège, Belgium
  • 1968-11-09 Nazzareno Carusi, Italian pianist, born in Celano, Italy
  • 1969-07-12 Kumiko Ida, Japanese classical pianist (d. 2007)
  • 1969-08-30 Dimitris Sgouros, Greek classical pianist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1969-11-07 Hélène Grimaud, French classical pianist, born in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • 1970-04-07 Leif Ove Andsnes, Norwegian pianist
  • 1970-05-10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas
  • 1970-08-23 Brad Mehldau, American jazz pianist, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1970-10-05 Tord Gustavsen, Norwegian jazz pianist and composer (Tord Gustavsen Trio), born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1970-11-20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1971-02-17 Martyn Bennett [-Knight], Canadian-Scottish celtic-fusion piper, pianist, and composer, born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador (d. 2005)
  • 1971-06-12 Peter Beets, Dutch jazz pianist (New York Trio), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1971-09-21 Alfonso Ribeiro, American actor/pianist (Alfonso-Silver Spoons), born in NYC, New York
  • 1971-10-10 Evgeny Kissin, Russian concert pianist, born in Moscow
  • 1972-07-06 Mark Gasser, British concert pianist, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • 1972-11-05 Neil Cowley, English jazz pianist (Displaced, Fragile State), born in London
  • 1973-02-11 Ethan Iverson, American pianist, composer, and critic, born in Menomonie, Wisconsin
  • 1973-05-17 Steve Barakatt, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 1973-09-23 Ingrid Fliter, Argentinian concert, born in Buenos Aires
  • 1973-10-21 Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist, composer, and poet, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1973-12-11 Valentina Lisitsa, Ukrainian-American concert, pianist born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1974-09-26 Boris Cepeda, German-Ecuadorian pianist and diplomat, born in Quito, Ecuador
  • 1975-03-28 Orrin Evans, American jazz pianist, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1975-04-16 Joanna Ławrynowicz, Polish classical pianist, born in Warsaw, Poland [1]
  • 1975-05-03 Maksim Mrvica, Croatian pianist, born in Šibenik, Croatia
  • 1976-08-31 Vincent Delerm, French singer-songwriter, pianist and composer
  • 1976-11-30 Martin Kasík, Czech concert pianist, born in Frenštát, Czech Republic

Person of interestChris Martin

1977-03-02 Chris Martin, British rock singer-songwriter, ans piano player (Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"), born in Exeter, Devon, England

Lead Vocalist of Coldplay Chris Martin
Lead Vocalist of Coldplay
Chris Martin
  • 1977-08-09 Aldona Nawrocka, Polish pianist, composer and educator, born in Rzeszów, Poland
  • 1977-09-23 Rachael Yamagata, American singer-songwriter and piano player, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1978-04-06 Robert Glasper, American jazz, neo-soul, and R&B pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978-12-14 Martina Filjak, Croatian concert pianist, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1979-03-26 Hiromi Uehara, Japanese jazz pianist, (Spiral), born in Hamamatsu, Japan

Person of interestNorah Jones

1979-03-30 Norah Jones, American singer and pianist (Come Away with Me), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer and Pianist Norah Jones
Singer and Pianist
Norah Jones
  • 1979-08-20 Jamie Cullum, English singer-songwriter, pianist and radio presenter, born in Rochford, England
  • 1979-09-30 Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianistn born in Thessaloniki, Greece

Person of interestAlicia Keys

1981-01-25 Alicia Keys [Cook], American pop and R&B singer-songwriter, and pianist ("Girl On Fire"; 'No One"), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 1981-03-14 Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist
  • 1981-12-01 Marcus Johnson, American jazz keyboard and piano player, born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1982-06-14 Lang Lang, Chinese concert pianist (The Painted Veil, Berlin Philharmonic), born in Shenyang, China
  • 1982-10-07 Li Yundi, Chinese classical pianist, born in Chongqing, China
  • 1983-06-15 Julia Fischer, German violinist and pianist, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1984-09-22 Eduardo Rubio, Mexican pilot and pianist
  • 1985-06-30 Rafal Blechacz, Polish classical pianist
  • 1985-09-12 Champlain Fulton, American jazz pianist and singer (Birdsong), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1986-02-11 Bruno Vlahek, Croatian concert pianist and contemporary classical composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1987-09-19 Muhammad Iqbal Siddiq, Indonesian concert pianist and teacher, born in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 1991-07-18 Karina Pasian, American-Dominican pop/R&B singer and pianist, born in New York City
  • 1992-04-18 Jēkabs Jančevskis, Latvian pianist, choral and orchestral composer (When; Adveniat Regnum), and teacher, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1992-07-08 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
  • 1995-03-23 Jan Lisiecki, Canadian classical pianist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1996-10-26 Onutė Gražinytė, Lithuanian classical pianist, born in Vilnus, Lithuania

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