Bands/Musicians The Best Harpists in the World  

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List Rules Living harpists only

The harp is a beautiful stringed instrument, both in its sound and its elegant shape. This list has been ranked by the community to determine the best harp players in the world today. These greatest living harpists include pioneers and icons of the instrument. Who is the best musician currently playing the harp?

The harp is a musical instrument of Persian origin with multiple strings. It varies in size but is typically large and played in the lap or sitting down. Various kinds of harps are found in Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. These best harpist in the world are from many different countries, but all are the best of the best when it comes to modern harpists. Featuring famous jazz harpists, popular contemporary harpist, and other harp artists, this list has it all. 

These best harpists in the world have the ability to execute flawless music. The best harp players currently active are from all over the world and include such musicians as Judy Loman, Elizabeth Hainen, Erica Goodman, The Harp Twins, and Jennifer Swartz. To become one of the best harp players in the world takes great commitment, a strong work ethic, and composure.

From many different genres including classical and Celtic music, these are the best harpists living today. Who are the best harpists in the world? Cast your votes below.

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400 143
Jana Bouskova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
luciej07 added Jana Bouskova Classical - Classical

2
132 28
Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner

3
161 53
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical

4
153 59
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

5
136 56
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

6
232 128
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

7
178 96
Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical

8
91 40
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

9
89 44
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

10
83 40
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

11
64 36
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical

12
103 70
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
New Age, World music, Classical

13
83 56
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World

14
76 53
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

15
54 33
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical

16
42 22
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel

17
57 37
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical

18
60 42
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk

19
22 6
Sasha Boldachev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sasha Boldachev added Sasha Boldachev classical, rock, pop -

Official Artist of Salvi Harps

20
38 22
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot

21
49 38
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Folk, Classical, Pop

22
39 34
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical

23
33 28
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

24
40 36
Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jennifer Swartz Classical

25
39 36
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

26
43 43
Ina Zdorovetchi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Ina Zdorovetchi Classical, Chamber music

27
27 29
Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical

28
20 22
Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Jazz

29
22 25
Rüdiger Oppermann is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Experimental, Celtic

30
17 19
Milda Agazarian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Milda Agazarian Classical

31
28 33
Agnes Clement is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Agnes Clement Classical

32
4 3
Anne-Marie O'Farrell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Trapp added Anne-Marie O'Farrell Celtic

33
18 22
Sandrine Chatron is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sandrine Chatron Classical

34
23 29
Irina Zingg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Irina Zingg Classical

35
26 33
Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical

36
4 5
Kim Robertson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Trapp added Kim Robertson Celtic

37
17 22
Rino Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rino Kageyama Classical

38
0 0
Emmanuel Ceysson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
angftgh added Emmanuel Ceysson

39
0 0
Emmanuel Ceysson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
angftgh added Emmanuel Ceysson

40
19 25
Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rita Costanzi Classical

41
16 22
Jody Guinn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jody Guinn Classical

42
3 5
Maire Chathasaigh is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Trapp added Maire Chathasaigh Celtic

43
3 5
Grainne Hambley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Trapp added Grainne Hambley Celtic

44
23 32
Julia Shaw is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Julia Shaw Classical

45
7 11
Charlotte Balzereit is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Roy Taylor added Charlotte Balzereit classical

46
4 8
Joost Willemze is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Robert Judge added Joost Willemze

47
11 18
Christa Grix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Peter5259 added Christa Grix

48
5 10
Patsy Seddon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Patsy Seddon

49
1 5
Cheryl Fulton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Trapp added Cheryl Fulton Triple Strung, Celtic,

50
8 16
Alizbar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sabahor added Alizbar