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

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170 75
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Elizabeth Hainen Classical

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67 27
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Judy Loman Classical

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58 24
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical

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70 35
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Catrin Finch Classical

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66 33
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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43 21
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Allen Classical

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53 31
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World

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44 24
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Naoko Yoshino Classical

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38 19
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Susann McDonald Classical

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49 31
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Lavinia Meijer Classical

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27 14
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical

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33 23
Ina Zdorovetchi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Ina Zdorovetchi Classical, Chamber music

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22 15
Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jennifer Swartz Classical

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25 18
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical

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26 19
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical

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28 21
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

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24 20
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz Folk, Classical, Pop

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18 14
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

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17 13
Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Erica Goodman Classical

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8 4
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel

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7 3
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot

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6 3
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Guest_77c35780-3bc2-43aa-adc5-4e8a4bbeba8d added Amy Turk

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3 0
Dorothy Ashby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Dorothy Ashby Jazz

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15 14
Irina Zingg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Irina Zingg Classical

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13 12
Rüdiger Oppermann is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rüdiger Oppermann Experimental, Celtic

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14 14
Julia Shaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Julia Shaw Classical

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13 13
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical

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Adele Girard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Adele Girard

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1 0
Corky Hale is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
1503538756926 added Corky Hale

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Alizbar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sabahor added Alizbar

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5 5
Christa Grix is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Peter5259 added Christa Grix

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

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10 11
Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Rita Costanzi Classical

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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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2 2
Mary Macmaster is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Mary Macmaster

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15 17
Agnes Clement is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Agnes Clement Classical

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

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2 3
Roberto Perera is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
fanai added Patsy Seddon

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

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7 9
Sandrine Chatron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sandrine Chatron Classical

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6 8
Alison Vardy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alison Vardy Celtic

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7 10
Milda Agazarian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Milda Agazarian Classical

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1 3
Gayle Levant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
sandovalarturo1 added Gayle Levant

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6 9
Jude Mollenhauer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Jude Mollenhauer Classical

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5 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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5 8
Kerstin Allvin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kerstin Allvin Jazz, Chamber music

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5 8
Sarah Schuster Ericsson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sarah Schuster Ericsson Classical