bands/musicians The Best Harpists in the World  

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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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249 74
Jana Bouskova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
luciej07 added Jana Bouskova Classical - Classical

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129 47
Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical

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180 81
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Elizabeth Hainen Classical

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70 26
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical

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72 28
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Judy Loman Classical

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77 36
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Catrin Finch Classical

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74 36
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Andreas Vollenweider New Age, World music, Classical

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47 22
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Allen Classical

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43 19
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susann McDonald Classical

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24 4
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk

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60 33
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World

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49 25
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Naoko Yoshino Classical

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32 14
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical

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54 33
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Lavinia Meijer Classical

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35 26
Ina Zdorovetchi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Ina Zdorovetchi Classical, Chamber music

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26 18
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical

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27 19
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical

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29 21
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

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11 4
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot

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24 17
Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jennifer Swartz Classical

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10 4
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel

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19 13
Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Erica Goodman Classical

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6 1
Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Dorothy Ashby Jazz

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25 21
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Folk, Classical, Pop

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19 15
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

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17 13
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical

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16 14
Julia Shaw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Julia Shaw Classical

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15 14
Irina Zingg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Irina Zingg Classical

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13 12
Rüdiger Oppermann is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rüdiger Oppermann Experimental, Celtic

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7 6
Christa Grix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Peter5259 added Christa Grix

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1 0
Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner

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11 11
Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rita Costanzi Classical

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16 17
Agnes Clement is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Agnes Clement Classical

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12 13
Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical

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1 1
Adele Girard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Adele Girard

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10 11
Jody Guinn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jody Guinn Classical

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0 0
Julie Raines is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Thorn added Julie Raines

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5 6
Alizbar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sabahor added Alizbar

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11 13
Rino Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rino Kageyama Classical

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2 3
Mary Macmaster is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Mary Macmaster

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2 3
Roberto Perera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Roberto Perera

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1 2
Patsy Seddon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Patsy Seddon

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1 2
Corky Hale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Corky Hale

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1 2
Laurie Riley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Laurie Riley

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8 10
Milda Agazarian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Milda Agazarian Classical

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7 9
Sandrine Chatron is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sandrine Chatron Classical

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6 8
Alison Vardy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alison Vardy Celtic

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6 8
Susan Miron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susan Miron Folk, Classical

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3 5
Danielle Perrett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
ClassicalFan added Danielle Perrett Classical

50
6 9
Jude Mollenhauer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jude Mollenhauer Classical