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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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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162 61
Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical

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212 95
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Elizabeth Hainen Classical

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93 32
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Judy Loman Classical

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89 36
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical

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89 42
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Catrin Finch Classical

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88 42
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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44 13
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk

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50 23
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susann McDonald Classical

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56 29
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Naoko Yoshino Classical

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67 38
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World

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54 28
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Allen Classical

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40 18
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical

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58 36
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Lavinia Meijer Classical

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17 5
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot

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31 18
Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jennifer Swartz Classical

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32 21
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical

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32 22
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Folk, Classical, Pop

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25 16
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical

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36 28
Ina Zdorovetchi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Ina Zdorovetchi Classical, Chamber music

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15 8
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel

The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World

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29 22
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical

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22 16
Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Erica Goodman Classical

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22 16
Julia Shaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Julia Shaw Classical

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30 24
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

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22 17
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

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6 1
Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
MugabeteMuga added Joanna Newsom Folk music, Folk, Experimental music

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8 5
Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Dorothy Ashby Jazz

How David Bowie Changed the World

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13 11
Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rita Costanzi Classical

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10 8
Christa Grix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Peter5259 added Christa Grix

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16 15
Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical

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12 11
Jody Guinn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jody Guinn Classical

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16 16
Irina Zingg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Irina Zingg Classical

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2 1
Julie Raines is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
David Thorn added Julie Raines

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2 1
Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner

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2 1
Adele Girard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Adele Girard

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14 14
Rüdiger Oppermann is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rüdiger Oppermann Experimental, Celtic

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1 0
michaela trnovka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
BenjaminLatting added michaela trnovka

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10 10
Milda Agazarian is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Milda Agazarian Classical

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9 9
Nora Bumanis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nora Bumanis Classical

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9 9
Jude Mollenhauer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jude Mollenhauer Classical

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8 8
Susan Miron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susan Miron Folk, Classical

The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians

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8 8
Alison Vardy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alison Vardy Celtic

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6 6
Alizbar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sabahor added Alizbar

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6 6
Danielle Perrett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
ClassicalFan added Danielle Perrett Classical

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3 3
Roberto Perera is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Roberto Perera

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3 3
Mary Macmaster is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Mary Macmaster

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2 2
Corky Hale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Corky Hale

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2 2
Patsy Seddon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Patsy Seddon

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2 2
Laurie Riley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Laurie Riley