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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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Jaymee Haefner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
zeppie95 added Jaymee Haefner
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Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Isabelle Moretti Classical
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Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim Classical
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Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk
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Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles Classical
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Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added
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Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
New Age, World music, Classical
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Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu Classical
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Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Sasha Boldachev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sasha Boldachev added Sasha Boldachev classical, rock, pop

Official Artist of Salvi Harps

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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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Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Classical
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Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Folk, Classical, Pop
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Emmanuel Ceysson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
angftgh added Emmanuel Ceysson
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Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
MugabeteMuga added Folk music, Folk, Experimental music
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Sharlene Wallace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Sharlene Wallace Classical