Best Pianists of All Time

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41Matthew BellamyMatthew James "Matt" Bellamy is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and compose most famous for being the main vocalist in alternative rock band Muse.

Ultimately Brilliant. One of the greatest pianists alive.
Muse's driving force. Impeccable Pianist.
Flawless.. And heart-warming..
Songs Like "Explorers", "United states of eurasia", And "Starlight".
Matthew bellamy is a gifted pianist.
Incompatible with any other Rock artist who plays such exqusite piano.
Great. A legendary Pianist.
5 star to him.

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43George Gershwin

Great, I Love his pieces.

44Stephen Hough
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46Yuja Wang

She is brilliant technically and artistically. She plays powerfully and softly and with great velocity. Truly gifted.

The greatest virtuoso since Horowitz. And even greater artistry.

The heir to Howowitz and Argerich in dexterity and virtuosity. She is already better than them with her artistry and BIG box office and sales.
She is one rich pianist at 27 as of this post in fall 2014.

47Evgeny Kissin

The greatest pianist ever to come out of Russia. His technique is phenomenal, his sound is unique. I love rock and roll, but Elton and Billy couldn't TOUCH this man's ability. Mad props to anyone that actually has a famous pianist on the list.

Kissin was a child prodigy who - so to speak - directed a whole famous Moscow orchestra at age 12 during several Chopin concerts. Never seen a child prodigy like him.

The guy is just flawless:) he is my personal favourite and I think he should rank top

He is the current king of the piano!

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49Clara Schumann
50Jiří Malásek

Definitelly, Jiri Malasek was an inspirational pianist to me, when I was growing up in former Czechoslovakia. (Luke Doubravsky - pianist)

51Luigi Saracino
52Jorge Bolet
53Chris Martin
54Hiromi Uehara

Just listen to her once.. I m sure you'll fall in love with her.. She is the most talented jazz pianist I've ever heard

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56Rudolph Serkin

One of the master pianists of all time. He belongs in the top 10.

57Idil Biret
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59Bruce Hornsby

How is Bruce not top 10? Uneducated, and deprived listeners. It's because no one on this list gives him a serious listen. I have heard a select and limited few ever in the world that can perform two hand independent "maestrosity" that Bruce can. And the fact that he can transcend and play classical, modern composers, jazz, bluegrass with Ricky Scaggs when many ridiculed a piano with bluegrass...and the sheer diversity of ear and take it out virtuosity...most of you know only the classical masters here. Most of you are missing a master of many genres on the greatest instrument ever, shame on all of you and get your head out of your butt.

60Rick Wakeman
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