A pianist (play /ˈpənɨst/ pee-ə-nist) is a musician who plays the piano. A professional pianist can perform solo pieces, play with an ensemble or orchestra, or accompany one or more singers, solo instrumentalists, or other performers.


Choice of genres

Most forms of Western music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of repertoire and styles to choose from, including jazz, classical music, and all sorts of popular music.

A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age.

A single listing of pianists in all genres would be impractical, given the multitude of musicians noted for their performances on the instrument. Below are links to lists of well-known or influential pianists divided by genres:

Classical composers

Many well-known classical composers were also virtuoso pianists. The following is an incomplete list of such musicians.

See also

Classical pianists

Pop and rock music pianists

Jazz pianists

Blues pianists

Gospel pianists

New Age pianists

  • List of New Age music artists

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  • Pianist — Pianist …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • pianist — PIANÍST, Ă, pianişti, ste, s.m. şi f. Persoană care cântă (cu pricepere şi cu măiestrie) la pian, care are profesiunea de a cânta la pian. – Din fr. pianiste. Trimis de ana zecheru, 16.03.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PIANÍST s. (muz.) (înv.) clavirist.… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pianist — Pi*an ist, n. [Cf. F. pianiste, It. pianista.] A performer, esp. a skilled performer, on the piano. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pianist — Pianist, Virtuos auf dem Pianoforte, ebenso wie mit weiblicher Beugung: Pianistin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Pianist — Pianist, Pianofortespieler, Klaviervirtuos …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Pianíst — Pianíst, Klavierspieler, Klaviervirtuos …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • pianist — (n.) 1839, from Fr. pianiste, from It. pianista; see PIANO (Cf. piano) + IST (Cf. ist) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pianist — is normally pronounced pee ǝ nist with the stress on the first syllable in BrE and pi ah nist with the stress on the second syllable in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • pianist — [pē′ə nist, pē an′ist] n. [Fr pianiste] a person who plays the piano, esp. a skilled or professional performer …   English World dictionary

  • Pianist — Der vergötterte Interpret: Franz Liszt in einer Karikatur von 1842 Ein Pianist (von italienisch Pianoforte, kurz: Piano „Klavier“) ist ein Musiker, der Klavier spielt. Die Grenzen zum Keyboarder oder Organisten sind dabei allerdings fließend …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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