Gelber or Kiehr? Tiempo or Pierri? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle a field as large and diverse as classical music, covering 10 centuries of history: there are uncountable numbers of classical music performers in the world. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English performer/musician not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in Canada, Marc-André Hamelin, a Quebec pianist and composer, is at least as popular as the German violinist Anne-Sofie Mutter, who is more internationally renowned.

Timeline of classical musicians, between 1900 and 2000+ in South America

Whoever wants to discover classical music does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in this field. So : Gelber (pianist) or Kiehr (Argentine opera singer) ? Tagliaferro (French-Brazilian pianist) or Martins (Brazilian pianist and conductor) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular performers around the world, for those living or having lived en South America, between 1900 and 2000+. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Performers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformersReduce to performers only WorldwideEuropeNorth AmericaSouth AmericaAsiaOceaniaAfrica 2020

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musicians in South America for the years 1900-2000+

Who are these greatest performers, the most famous over the 1900-2000+ era in South America? The carreer of these musician has marked the history of classical music. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 performers, renowned artists from around the world:


The musicians and artists who also composed were removed from this ranking.

The selections of musicians (performers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to the composers, their works, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music performers. Cura, Blumental, Álvarez, Serrano, Orozco-Estrada, Schrott, Parisot...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 10000 performers. So here is a selection of some performers for the years 1900-2000+, in South America, widely recognized around the world:

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Marcelo <strong>Álvarez</strong> Marcelo ÁlvarezThe great 20th-century performers
age 58 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Roberto CaamañoThe great 20th-century performers
1923-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Pedriyo Sanchez <strong>Carapelicano</strong> Pedriyo Sanchez CarapelicanoThe great 20th-century performers
1885-1944 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Jorge CardosoThe great 20th-century performers
age 71 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Teresa <strong>Carreño</strong> Teresa CarreñoThe great 20th-century performers
1853-1917 (Romantic)
Composer, Conductor, Lyrical singer & Performer

Eleazar de CarvalhoThe great 20th-century performers
1912-1996 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Evencio CastellanosThe great 20th-century performers
1915-1984 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

José María CastroThe great 20th-century performers
1892-1964 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Juan José CastroThe great 20th-century performers
1895-1968 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Maximianno CobraThe great 20th-century performers
age 50 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

CorciolliThe great 20th-century performers
age 52 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

José <strong>Cura</strong> José CuraThe great 20th-century performers
age 57 (20th century)
Conductor, Lyrical singer & Performer


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Antonio EstévezThe great 20th-century performers
1916-1988 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


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Andres GabettaThe great 20th-century performers
age 44 (20th century)
Performer

Sol <strong>Gabetta</strong> Sol GabettaThe great 20th-century performers
age 39 (20th century)
Performer

Constantino <strong>Gaito</strong> Constantino GaitoThe great 20th-century performers
1878-1945 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gerardo GandiniThe great 20th-century performers
1936-2013 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Juan Francisco GatellThe great 20th-century performers
age 41 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Bruno Leonardo GelberThe great 20th-century performers
age 79 (20th century)
Performer

Gilardo <strong>Gilardi</strong> Gilardo GilardiThe great 20th-century performers
1889-1963 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Maria Isabel Curubeto GodoyThe great 20th-century performers
1904-1959 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Nelson GoernerThe great 20th-century performers
age 51 (20th century)
Performer

Osvaldo <strong>Golijov</strong> Osvaldo GolijovThe great 20th-century performers
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Chiquinha <strong>Gonzaga</strong> Chiquinha GonzagaThe great 20th-century performers
1847-1935 (Romantic)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Remigio Acevedo GuajardoThe great 20th-century performers
1863-1911 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Camargo GuarnieriThe great 20th-century performers
1907-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Carlos GuastavinoThe great 20th-century performers
1912-2000 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

César Guerra-PeixeThe great 20th-century performers
1914-1993 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Alberto GuerreroThe great 20th-century performers
1886-1959 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gerardo GuevaraThe great 20th-century performers
age 89 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Gloria GuzmánThe great 20th-century performers
1902-1979 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer


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Reynaldo <strong>Hahn</strong> Reynaldo HahnThe great 20th-century performers
1874-1947 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Myrna HerzogThe great 20th-century performers
age 68 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer


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Gábor MagyarThe great 20th-century performers
1914-2011 (20th century)
Performer

Mesías MaiguashcaThe great 20th-century performers
age 81 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Claudio MaldonadoThe great 20th-century performers
age 40 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Pablo MárquezThe great 20th-century performers
age 53 (20th century)
Performer

Luis Otero Martínez-SiegenthalerThe great 20th-century performers
age 56 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor, Lyrical singer & Performer

João Carlos MartinsThe great 20th-century performers
age 79 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Nahim MarunThe great 20th-century performers
age 57 (20th century)
Performer

Martín MatalonThe great 20th-century performers
age 61 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Diego MatheuzThe great 20th-century performers
age 35 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Moicelí MedinaThe great 20th-century performers
age 41 (20th century)
Conductor & Performer

Antonio MenesesThe great 20th-century performers
age 62 (20th century)
Performer

Francisco MignoneThe great 20th-century performers
1897-1986 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Pedro MirassouThe great 20th-century performers
1889-1963 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Giancarlo MonsalveThe great 20th-century performers
age 38 (20th century)
Lyrical singer & Performer

Gabriela <strong>Montero</strong> Gabriela MonteroThe great 20th-century performers
age 50 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Roberto García MorilloThe great 20th-century performers
1911-2003 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Ricardo MoyanoThe great 20th-century performers
age 59 (20th century)
Composer & Performer


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Ernesto <strong>Nazareth</strong> Ernesto NazarethThe great 20th-century performers
1863-1934 (Romantic)
Composer & Performer

Alberto <strong>Nepomuceno</strong> Alberto NepomucenoThe great 20th-century performers
1864-1920 (Romantic)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Marlos NobreThe great 20th-century performers
age 81 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer

Guiomar NovaesThe great 20th-century performers
1895-1979 (20th century)
Composer & Performer

Juan Carlos NúñezThe great 20th-century performers
age 73 (20th century)
Composer, Conductor & Performer


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Floro UgarteThe great 20th-century performers
1884-1975 (20th century)
Composer & Performer


Some performers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In July 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous performers:

on 3, Audra Mcdonald (1970- ), 50th anniversary,
on 12, Keith Andes (1920-2005), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 21, Isaac Stern (1920-2001), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Riccardo Muti (1940- ), 80th anniversary,
on 29, John Barbirolli (1899-1970), 50th anniversary (Death),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the June 2020 celebrations (20+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-06-01

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