bands/musicians The Best Harpsichordists in the World  

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List Rules Living musicians who play the harpsichord. Vote up the best.

Who is the world’s best harpsichordist? A very unique instrument that is a member of the strings family, and similar to the piano, the harpsichord is a unique musical instrument. Since mastering this instrument at a high level requires years and years of training, the artists who are considered the top truly deserve their spots on this list. Who are the best harpsichordists in the world?
 
The harpsichordists who are featured on this list are considered the greatest in the world today and even some of the best harpsichordists of all time. This list features artists from different genres and many have crossover many genres such as folk, country, classical, and contemporary.
 
This list features the world’s best harpsichordists alive today, including Tori Amos, Hendrik Bouman, and Emilie Autumn. Vote up the best harpsichordists below or add a musician you think is great, who isn't already on the list.

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Pierre Hantaï is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Pierre Hantaï Classical

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Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ton Koopman Classical

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Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Curtis Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Laurence Cummings Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Ketil Haugsand is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ketil Haugsand Classical

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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Barbara Harbach Classical

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Mahan Esfahani is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Mahan Esfahani Classical

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William Christie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
William Christie Classical; Folk

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Bob van Asperen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Bob van Asperen Classical; contemporary

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Ottavio Dantone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ottavio Dantone Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Alan Cuckston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Cuckston Classical

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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Robert Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Robert Hill Classical

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Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Jos van Immerseel Classical

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Michael Borgstede is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Michael Borgstede Classical; contemporary

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Huguette Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Huguette Dreyfus Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Rinaldo Alessandrini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Rinaldo Alessandrini Classical; contemporary

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Enrico Baiano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Enrico Baiano Classical; contemporary

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Colin Booth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Colin Booth Classical; contemporary

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Elaine Comparone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Comparone Classical

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Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Kenneth Gilbert Classical

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Grant Colburn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Grant Colburn Classical

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Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Christopher Hogwood Classical music

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Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Richard Egarr Classical

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Bradley Brookshire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Bradley Brookshire Classical

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Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Cosimo Damiano Lanza http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosimo_Damiano_Lanza

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Fernando De Luca is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Fernando De Luca Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Emilie Autumn Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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Alexander Frey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alexander Frey Classical

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Nicholas Kraemer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Nicholas Kraemer Classical

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Michele Benuzzi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Michele Benuzzi

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Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Hendrik Bouman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Hendrik Bouman Classical; contemporary

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Elisabeth Chojnacka is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elisabeth Chojnacka Classical

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Skip Sempe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Skip Sempe

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Lorenzo Chielmi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Lorenzo Chielmi

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Kenneth Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Kenneth Weiss

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Jane Chapman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Jane Chapman

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Bernhardt Klapprott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Bernhardt Klapprott

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Paola Erdas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Paola Erdas

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Jacques Ogg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Davitt Moroney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Mitzi Meyerson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Carole Cerasi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Terence Charlston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Robert Woolley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Elaine Thornburgh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Thornburgh Classical music

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Sophie Yates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World

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Steven Devine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World