Best Pianists of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Scott Joplin

Achieved sheer perfection in his works

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62 George Gershwin

Great, I Love his pieces.

63 Omar Khairat

! How is he not one of the top 10. So far I've never met anyone who'd say they've listened to Omar khairat music cause the correct phrase is " I've fallen in love with Omar khairat's music". His compositions will surly do nothing but touch the very depths of your soul. Listen to The Case of Am Ahmed to better know this heart-churning artist, then you'd understand where he really belongs on this list.

64 John Vesely John Vesely

Cheer up John Vesely secondhand serenade or to get a crown in the competition is ok, you are the champion of the other winners, I support you to be the best, let's keep serenades and John Vesely is the Best, Ryan Cook is the excellent and Tom Broyfogle is expert

65 Georgii Cherkin
66 Ben Folds

Deserves to be in top 20 at least. The best rock n' Roll Pianist of the last 20 years.

67 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Mike Shinoda is the best rapper and pianist. Linkin Park Rocks!

Mike is one talented person i"ve ever seen..and a great pianist too

68 Michel Petrucciani
69 Keith Emerson Keith Emerson Keith Noel Emerson was an English keyboardist and composer. Emerson played in a number of bands before he found his first commercial success with the Nice.

The best ever. Honestly, the only reason he's this low is because he is not very popular.

Simply the best!

70 Tim Rice-Oxley

Best Emotion KEANE best nice good amazing world number one

Must be the most enthusiastic pianist in a while.

71 Władysław Szpilman

This man was a great pianist on the polish radio just before WW2 when he was force to hide, he survived. I believe he died in 1999.

72 Jon Schmidt

Great pianist,has performed in many concerts.

73 Yann Tiersen
74 Harry Connick Jr. Harry Connick Jr. Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. is an American singer, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide.
75 Richard Clayderman

Clayderman has a charm and poise in his music that very few other artists posses. He definitely should be ranked higher.

Although Clayderman is not my favorite pianist, he deserves to be much higher on this list, he has such a skill at rolling on the piano and he plays with such experience. In my opinion, Clayderman is as talented (if not more talented) than Yanni.

Although he is not my favorite pianist, Clayderman deserves to be much higher on this list. He shows such skill at rolling on the piano and reveals such experience. In my opinion he is just as talented (if not more talented) than Yanni.

Although not my favorite pianist, he deserves to be in the top 30's at least. Clayderman's songs such as "Ballade pour Adeline" show how skilled and experienced he is at the piano.

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76 Jordan Rudess Jordan Rudess Jordan Rudess is an American keyboardist and composer best known as a member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater and the progressive rock supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment.
77 Tim Minchin

Tim Minchin to me is a stand alone genius when it comes to showcasing what connecting with a piano is truly all about... Forget his comedic nature, which I'm sure is a major factor in the dismissal of his true talent in many people's option, and why he is void of the true recognition he aptly is deserved of. I am usually a man of very few words, but on this occasion my pallet has been moistened. Please don't misjudge or indeed prejudge. Forget your purism and let your passion for the instrument guide you on this one. Tim is in no uncertain terms, a modern day genius.

I don't agree with all of his religious ways but the way he connects with music is just imaginable, he has to be one of the most respectable pianists.

I can't believe Tim Minchin was not on the list! Literally, listen to any single one of his songs and you will see the amazement that is, Tim Minchin.

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79 Leon Russell

Best ever. Just not popular,for some reason. People just go for what their minds were trained to do. They have no idea what real music is! 🎩

80 Jeffrey Biegel
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