music The Best Horn Players in the World  

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Horn instruments are some of the most popular and most diverse musical instruments in the world. They've permeated through dozens of genres of music, lending themselves to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. The people on this list are masters of brass instruments and are considered giants in the musical world.  

Whether you recognize these musicians or not, they've all carved a place out for themselves in the music world and have become influential and prominent figures in the industry. If you love geeking out on music, we definitely recommend finding some of their music. 

This list is votable and rerankable, so take a look through and vote up your favorite horn players in the world. If you don't see someone on here who should be, feel free to add them, but this list is for living musicians only.

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Radek Baborák is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Radek Baborák Classical; contemporary

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157 56
Stefan Dohr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Stefan Dohr Classical; contemporary

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170 68
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Luis Rivera added Sarah Willis Classical; contemporary - Sarah Willis is the first female brass player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She is very well known all around the world with one of her most famous YouTube playlists "Horn hangouts" where she plays with and ...

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137 52
Dale Clevenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Dale Clevenger Classical music

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65 20
Hermann Baumann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Mario Gordon added Hermann Baumann

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67 25
Radovan Vlatkovic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Radovan Vlatkovic Classical; contemporary; ballet

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100 55
Barry Tuckwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Barry Tuckwell Classical

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58 27
Frank Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Frank Lloyd Classical; contemporary; ballet

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63 32
Andrew Bain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Andrew Bain Pop music

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42 22
William VerMeulen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
William VerMeulen Classical

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40 23
Frøydis Ree Wekre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Frøydis Ree Wekre Classical; contemporary; ballet

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34 19
Peter Damm is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Peter Damm Classical; contemporary

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46 30
Vincent DeRosa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Vincent DeRosa Classical; contemporary; modern; studio musician

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30 17
Anthony Halstead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Anthony Halstead Classical

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39 27
Michael Thompson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Michael Thompson Pop music, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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25 14
Richard Watkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Watkins Classical; contemporary; ballet

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31 22
John Cerminaro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
John Cerminaro Classical; contemporary

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38 30
James Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
James Thatcher Classical; contemporary

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33 25
James Sommerville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
James Sommerville Classical

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40 34
Julie Landsman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Julie Landsman Classical

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28 24
Jeff Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Jeff Nelsen Classical; ballet; modern; contemporary

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16 12
Pip Eastop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Pip Eastop Classical; contemporary

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15 13
Richard King is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
hornpianomusic added Richard King

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3 0
Daniel Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Brian Johnston added Daniel Gingrich

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12 10
Bedřich Tylšar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Bedřich Tylšar Classical

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12 10
Peter Kurau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Peter Kurau Classical

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15 14
Boštjan Lipovšek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Boštjan Lipovšek Classical

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15 14
Lin Jiang is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Lin Jiang Classical; modern; contemporary

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39 41
Philip Myers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Philip Myers Classical

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4 2
Arkady Shilkloper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Claudio Bande added Arkady Shilkloper

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19 19
Gunther Schuller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Gunther Schuller Classical

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18 18
Richard Bissill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Bissill Classical; contemporary

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15 15
Martin Owen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Martin Owen Classical

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13 13
Richard Deane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Deane Classical; contemporary

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12 12
Timothy Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Timothy Brown Classical; contemporary

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8 8
Klaus Wallendorf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Carlos Chiattone added Klaus Wallendorf

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16 18
Douglas Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Douglas Hill Classical

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7 8
Geoff Collinson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Geoff Collinson Classical; contemporary

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6 7
John MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
John MacDonald Classical; ballet

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5 6
John Graas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Susan Graas McKeever added John Graas West Coast jazz

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10 12
Vladimir Djambazov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Vladimir Djambazov Classical; contemporary

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15 18
Arthur C. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Arthur C. Brooks Classical; contemporary

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9 11
Simon de Souza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Simon de Souza Classical; contemporary; new world; modern

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12 16
Will Sanders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Will Sanders Classical; contemporary

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8 12
Sharon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Sharon Freeman Jazz; blues; swing

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4 8
Saar Berger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Even Brodwall added Saar Berger

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8 13
Stephen Stirling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Stephen Stirling Classical

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12 18
William Purvis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
William Purvis Classical

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7 12
Vicente Zarzo Pitarch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Vicente Zarzo Pitarch Classical

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8 14
Dave Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Dave Lee Jazz; blues; swing