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.

list ordered by
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428 159
Jana Bouskova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
luciej07 added Jana Bouskova Classical
Classical
2
174 44
Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner
3
180 64
Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical
4
169 66
Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
5
145 62
Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
6
238 135
Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
7
179 102
Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical
8
92 45
Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
9
95 49
Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
10
89 45
Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
11
79 49
Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk
12
108 77
Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
New Age, World music, Classical
13
67 41
Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical
14
60 37
Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical
15
83 59
Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
16
50 29
Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added Valérie Milot
17
87 63
Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
18
57 39
Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Marisa Robles Classical
19
44 27
Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel
20
28 14
Sasha Boldachev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sasha Boldachev added Sasha Boldachev classical, rock, pop

Official Artist of Salvi Harps

21
58 44
Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Perrin Classical
22
52 41
Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Folk, Classical, Pop
23
38 31
Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical
24
37 31
Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Natalia Shameyeva Classical
25
41 37
Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Anna Verkholantseva Classical