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Some of the greatest pianists of all time are women. Here are 14 of them from CLASSIC fM

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From Martha Argerich to Clara Schumann, some of the greatest pianists who've ever lived were – and are – women. Here, listed alphabetically, are some of our favourite classical female pianists of all time. #1 on the list is Martha Argerich. An astonishing virtuoso who is still moving audiences at the age of 77, Martha Argerich is arguably the greatest living pianist, and can take on just about any repertoire, from Beethoven, Liszt and Ravel, to Bartók. She rose to prominence when she won the International Chopin Piano Competition at the age of 24, and now sells out concerts in minutes.

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