The piano was and remains one of the most powerful and successful musical instruments throughout history. Over the ages, there have been many notable piano players, some classical, some modern, and some futuristic. But these musicians all have something in common.
Boogie-woogie is a kind of blues music that originated in African-American neighborhoods in the 1870s. That included piano duets and trios, as well as big band and country and western music. Unlike the conventional blues, boogie-woogie is linked with dancing. Here is the list of boogie woogie piano players.
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz was a Russian-born American classical pianist and composer who lived from October 1, 1903, until November 5, 1989. He was renowned for his virtuoso technique, tone color, and the thrill generated by his playing. He was considered one of the finest pianists of all time.
On August 1, 1988, Alice Sara Ott was born in Munich, Germany, to a German father and a Japanese pianist mother. She started piano lessons at the age of four and won the Jugend Musik Competition in Germany at the age of seven.
Grigory Sokolov was born on April 18, 1950, in Leningrad (now St Petersburg). He began playing the piano at the age of five and began studying with Liya Zelikhman at the Leningrad Conservatory's Central Special School two years later.
Beatrice Rana, who is just 23 years old, is creating waves on the worldwide classical music scene, attracting the attention and curiosity of conductors, reviewers, and listeners alike.
Alfred Brendel KBE, an Austrian classical pianist, poet, novelist, composer, and the speaker was born on January 5, 1931.
Tigran Hamasyan, an Armenian pianist and composer who grew up in Los Angeles, is one of the great slipstream artists of the twenty-first century. His music spans jazz, crossover classical, electronic, vocal, and Armenian folk music genres.
Daniil Olegovich Trifonov is a pianist and composer from Russia. Trifonov's accolades include a Grammy Award victory in 2018 and the Gramophone Classical Music Awards' Artist of the Year Award in 2016.
Emanuel Ax was born in modern-day Lvov, Poland, and migrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his family when he was a child.
The piano was built on the back of previous technical advances in keyboard instruments. Pipe organs have been around since antiquity, and their growth allowed instrument makers to discover how to make keyboard mechanisms for hearing pitches.
Bradford Alexander Mehldau (born August 23, 1970) is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger from the United States.
Nobuyuki Tsujii (sometimes spelled Nobu Tsujii) is a pianist and composer from Japan. He was born blind owing to microphthalmia, yet his extraordinary musical ability has catapulted him to international fame.
Murray Perahia, an American pianist, has become one of the most sought-after and beloved pianists of our day, playing in all of the major world music centers and with every major orchestra over his more than 40 years on the concert stage.
Hough grew up in Thelwall, where he started piano lessons at the age of five and was born in Heswall (then in Cheshire) on the Wirral Peninsula.
Yevgeny is his given name; he was born on October 9, 1971, in Moscow, USSR. His education began in 1976 at Gnessen School. She started playing the piano when she was two years old; had her first performance in Moscow in 1982; recorded and published two Chopin piano concertos around 1988; signed with RCA Records (Red Seal). Since 1984, he has traveled all over the world.
Born in Georgia, Khatia Buniatishvili discovered piano at the early age of three. She gave her first concert with Tbilisi Chamber Orchestra when she was six and was subsequently invited to tour internationally with them.
Daniel Barenboim is an Argentine pianist and conductor who has lived in Israel, Palestine, and Spain. Barenboim formerly served as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Paris, and La Scala in Milan. He is now the general music director of the Berlin State Opera and the Staatskapelle Berlin.