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The Best Harpists in the World 

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Updated December 3, 2019 6.7k votes 2.1k voters 58.3k views 77 items

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
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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
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Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Nancy Lendrim
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Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Alice Giles
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Andreas Vollenweider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Genre: New Age, World music & Classical music; Nationality: Switzerland
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Valérie Milot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
gnicholls added
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Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Amy Turk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Amy Turk
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Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Dan Yu
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Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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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

Official Artist of Salvi Harps

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Joanna Newsom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
MugabeteMuga added Genre: Folk music, Folk & Experimental music; Nationality: United States of America
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Beste Toparlak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
tabaru added Beste Toparlak
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Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
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Sylvain Blassel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
Kahleb Bel added Sylvain Blassel
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Emmanuel Ceysson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpists in the World
angftgh added Emmanuel Ceysson