A pianist is a person who plays the piano.
A performing classical pianist usually starts playing piano at a very young age, some as early as three years old. Many well-known classical composers were able pianists themselves; for example, Sergei Rachmaninov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin, and Robert Schumann were all virtuoso pianists. Some pianists have special preferences as to which composer's music they play.
Well-known or influential classical pianists:
Well known popular music pianists :
Well known jazz pianists include:
Well known blues pianists include:
See the List of boogie woogie musicians for more blues players.
Well known country piano pickers include: