Nothing unites people like the sound of music and the emotion it can make you feel. A talented musician can silence a room, bring joy on a rough day, and ignite memories from some of your favorite experiences. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting some of our favorite female pianists and musicians who have been able to bring joy and the love of music to countless people around the world.
Favorite Artist (who also happens to be an old PianoPiano customer!!)
Sara Bareilles had a passion for music and theater since her childhood. She used to perform on her school choirs. No wonder Bareilles taught herself to play the piano by herself without taking any formal classes. She got her inspiration from Etta James and Sam Cooke. Sara elaborates her sound as piano-based pop-soul.
Favorite Long Time Female Pianist:
Martha Argerich is arguable one of the greatest living pianists who won hearts with her musical talents at the age of 24 and has continued a beautiful career well into her 70’s. After rising to fame from winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in her youth, she can now sell out a concert in minutes with her unbelievable talent.
Favorite Unknown Piano Player:
Did you know, Condoleezza Rice is more than just a talented politician? Well, former secretary of State is an accomplished classical pianist who began taking piano classes at the age of three and gave her first performance a year later.
Favorite Current Classical Artist:
Known as one of today’s most prominent classical artists, and a two-time Echo Klassik Award Winner, Khatia Buniatishvili is a musical force to be reckoned with. Bringing her music to new audiences, she has also collaborated with Coldplay and toured with Olympic ice skaters on their “Art on Ice” project.