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A pianist (pronounced /ˈpiː.ənɨst/ (PEE-ə-nist) or /piˈænɨst/ (pee-A-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.

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Famous pianists

A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age. Many well-known classical composers were also virtuoso pianists including:

Most western forms of music can make use of the piano. Consequently, pianists have a wide variety of repertoire and styles to choose from, including

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 pianists

Pop and rock music pianists

Jazz pianists

Blues pianists

Gospel pianists

New Age pianists

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