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Favorite Pianists On Youtube #2739145
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I thought it would be nice to compile a list of your favorites....you know how I like lists! I'm going to start with one I'll bet not too many people know. Kara Comparatto plays 'gaming music', but has a spattering of classical pieces thrown into the mix.

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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739151
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I listen to youtube on autoplay while I work, and the other day I came across the group Snarky Puppy--really neat music. One of their keyboard players is Cory Henry, who I quite like. His youtube videos are mostly organ, however here's a piano piece:


My other (current) favorite is Peter Bence, which I'm sure many of you have already come across. I found it interesting that the majority of his youtube videos are on uprights rather than grands.


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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739152
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Oh my. I have a lot of favorites on Youtube. Taken alphabetically:

M. Argerich


L. Astanova


K. Buniatishvili


A. Huppmann


E. Kissin


L. Lang


V. Lisitsa


D. Trifonov


Y. Wang


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I had the great pleasure of seeing Ms. Lisitza locally once...she's fantastic!

Here's another favorite - Irina Lankova:



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And of course, the timeless Daniel Barenboim...



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A list of "famous" YouTube pianists cannot be complete without vkgoeswild:



(Sidenote: The Bösendorfer in this video sounds fantastic imo, and that's after she broke a bass string in an earlier piece. Luckily of a note she didn't need for this piece.)

Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739174
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Although not a pianist, I do enjoy listening to Tina Guo


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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: JoBert] #2739213
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Originally Posted by JoBert
A list of "famous" YouTube pianists cannot be complete without vkgoeswild

Thanks for the pointer! Went and listened to a dozen of her videos after work. Awesome!


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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739220
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Yes no question about it - VK rocks!!!


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A lot of great choices you all have posted. I have to add Cziffra too

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A couple of lesser known pianists whose music I really enjoy




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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739262
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We need to distinguish "Youtube Pianist" from "Famous Performances available on,"

Btw I heard OPs KC song for the first time this morning. The Zohar in the title refers to the Legendary Zohar002 who inspired gamers with his piano covers from the earliest days of thinking. He is a real legend in the sense people still attribute to him, but we have neither a name nor a face to go with the account.


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I like this girl. She just won BBC Young Musician of the Year - although this video is from a couple of years ago


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I must say that putting together the likes of Martha Argerich and Kissin in the same post with Lang Lang and Lisitsa looks a bit strange... wide taste? laugh

I find Lisitsa really nice as a person, but I'm afraid her pianism is not always of a high level. Same goes for Lang Lang, who is a great guy and educator, but doesn't have the taste and refinement of the great pianists. Barenboim is a wonderful musician and director but he often struggles as a pianist.

Beatrice Rana is one to keep an eye on. Refined and meticulous, but not lacking passion when needed. Her Goldberg Variations are pure gold.


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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: cmb13] #2739290
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Sinophilia, I hold all those you mentioned in very high regard; top 5 vs top 25? Doesn't matter they're all great and I love watching and can learn from each. Besides the very first one I posted isn't even in their league. This thread is about who we love to watch, world class or not.

There are some great choices here. I hope to explore the ones I don't know when I have some down time.

Did anyone post Chenlin Yi, who plays for Pianist Magazine?



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Re: Favorite Pianists On Youtube [Re: sinophilia] #2739343
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
I must say that putting together the likes of Martha Argerich and Kissin in the same post with Lang Lang and Lisitsa looks a bit strange... wide taste? laugh

I find Lisitsa really nice as a person, but I'm afraid her pianism is not always of a high level. Same goes for Lang Lang, who is a great guy and educator, but doesn't have the taste and refinement of the great pianists. Barenboim is a wonderful musician and director but he often struggles as a pianist.

Beatrice Rana is one to keep an eye on. Refined and meticulous, but not lacking passion when needed. Her Goldberg Variations are pure gold.

Well, the thread is about "favorite" pianists and not top or world class pianists. From this thread, I have a new favorite (or among favorites) of VKgoeswild (thanks again JoBert!). In my opinion, she is nowhere even in the league of Lisitsa or Lang with respect to the pianism you mentioned, and at her age of 39, not likely she will ever get there, but she is so damn fun -- definitely added to my favorites list! She is so dedicated to creating piano covers and appears to come up with 2-3 a week. It's almost an obsession -- a professional obsession. In fact, I'm considering chipping in on her Patreon page for her first grand piano of her own. ;-) I may well do that if I watch any more of her videos! I loved her impromptu recital at St. Pancras Station. I've walked by that piano a few times and never saw anyone playing it! VKgoeswild at St. Pancras Station

Oops. Now I've done it. I've made her appear twice on this list of favorites. Haha... laugh

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I absolutely LOVE this! She plays it so beautifully. She caresses the keys.

Learning to play this exact piece (like her!) is actually a prime motivation for me learning piano.

Valentina Lisitsa

Chopin Nocturne E Flat Major Op 9 No 2


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Originally Posted by PianoGuyStuart
I absolutely LOVE this! She plays it so beautifully. She caresses the keys.

Learning to play this exact piece (like her!) is actually a prime motivation for me learning piano.

Valentina Lisitsa

Chopin Nocturne E Flat Major Op 9 No 2





I must agree with you. I love how she plays this too!


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Originally Posted by Slothrop, Tyrone

Well, the thread is about "favorite" pianists and not top or world class pianists. From this thread, I have a new favorite (or among favorites) of VKgoeswild (thanks again JoBert!). In my opinion, she is nowhere even in the league of Lisitsa or Lang with respect to the pianism you mentioned, and at her age of 39, not likely she will ever get there, but she is so damn fun -- definitely added to my favorites list! She is so dedicated to creating piano covers and appears to come up with 2-3 a week. It's almost an obsession -- a professional obsession. In fact, I'm considering chipping in on her Patreon page for her first grand piano of her own. ;-) I may well do that if I watch any more of her videos! I loved her impromptu recital at St. Pancras Station. I've walked by that piano a few times and never saw anyone playing it! VKgoeswild at St. Pancras Station
Oops. Now I've done it. I've made her appear twice on this list of favorites. Haha... laugh


I'd put Viktoriya in a league all her own. There is no other equal. She was classically trained, but I remember reading somewhere that she decided to turn to the "dark" side of heavy metal. Kudos to her. Maybe she felt playing Mozart hundreds of years later is unnecessary laugh


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