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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277 82
Jana Bouskova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
luciej07 added Jana Bouskova Classical - Classical

2
140 50
Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical

3
194 85
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Elizabeth Hainen Classical

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82 29
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Judy Loman Classical

5
78 29
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical

6
84 39
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Catrin Finch Classical

7
80 38
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Andreas Vollenweider New Age, World music, Classical

8
36 9
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk

9
52 22
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Allen Classical

10
47 19
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susann McDonald Classical

11
52 25
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Naoko Yoshino Classical

12
63 35
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World

13
35 14
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical

14
56 34
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Lavinia Meijer Classical

The Best Songs with Earth in the Title

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15 4
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot

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29 17
Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jennifer Swartz Classical

17
36 26
Ina Zdorovetchi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Ina Zdorovetchi Classical, Chamber music

18
28 20
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical

19
30 22
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

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12 5
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel

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21 14
Julia Shaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Julia Shaw Classical

The Best Wineries in France

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21 14
Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Erica Goodman Classical

23
27 20
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical

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8 2
Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Dorothy Ashby Jazz

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21 15
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

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27 21
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Folk, Classical, Pop

27
18 13
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical

28
9 6
Christa Grix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Peter5259 added Christa Grix

The Best Songs with World in the Title

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16 14
Irina Zingg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Irina Zingg Classical

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15 13
Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical

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14 12
Rüdiger Oppermann is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rüdiger Oppermann Experimental, Celtic

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2 0
Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
MugabeteMuga added Joanna Newsom Folk music, Folk, Experimental music

33
2 0
Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner

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12 11
Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rita Costanzi Classical

35
6 5
Danielle Perrett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
ClassicalFan added Danielle Perrett Classical

The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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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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1 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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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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11 11
Jody Guinn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jody Guinn Classical

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

41
8 8
Susan Miron is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susan Miron Folk, Classical

42
17 18
Agnes Clement is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Agnes Clement Classical

The Most Upbeat Songs About the End of the World

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6 6
Alizbar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sabahor added Alizbar

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3 3
Roberto Perera is listed (or ranked) 44 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) 45 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Mary Macmaster

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12 13
Rino Kageyama is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rino Kageyama Classical

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2 2
Patsy Seddon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Patsy Seddon

48
2 2
Laurie Riley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Laurie Riley

49
2 2
Corky Hale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Corky Hale

50
9 10
Milda Agazarian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Milda Agazarian Classical