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Classical The Best Harpsichordists in the World  

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List Rules Living musicians who play the harpsichord. Vote up the best.

Who is the world’s best harpsichordist? A very unique instrument that is a member of the strings family, and similar to the piano, the harpsichord is a unique musical instrument. Since mastering this instrument at a high level requires years and years of training, the artists who are considered the top truly deserve their spots on this list. Who are the best harpsichordists in the world?
 
The harpsichordists who are featured on this list are considered the greatest in the world today and even some of the best harpsichordists of all time. This list features artists from different genres and many have crossover many genres such as folk, country, classical, and contemporary.
 
This list features the world’s best harpsichordists alive today, including Tori Amos, Hendrik Bouman, and Emilie Autumn. Vote up the best harpsichordists below or add a musician you think is great, who isn't already on the list.

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49 16
Pierre Hantaï is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Pierre Hantaï Classical

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45 17
Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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32 12
Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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21 4
Robert Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Robert Hill Classical

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7 0
Skip Sempe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Skip Sempe

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7 0
Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added

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25 8
Bob van Asperen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary

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12 1
Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added

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24 8
Ketil Haugsand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ketil Haugsand Classical

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21 6
Ottavio Dantone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ottavio Dantone Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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20 7
Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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16 5
Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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18 7
Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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20 10
Alan Cuckston is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Cuckston Classical

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21 11
Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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13 4
Enrico Baiano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Enrico Baiano Classical; contemporary

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15 6
Michael Borgstede is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Michael Borgstede Classical; contemporary

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16 7
Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical music

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18 9
William Christie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; Folk

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13 7
Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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29 23
Mahan Esfahani is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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15 10
Grant Colburn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Grant Colburn Classical

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17 12
Huguette Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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11 6
Rinaldo Alessandrini is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary

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11 7
Colin Booth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary

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11 7
Elaine Comparone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Comparone Classical

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9 7
Bradley Brookshire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Bradley Brookshire Classical

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7 5
Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
GianniCapriulo added Cosimo Damiano Lanza http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosimo_Damiano_Lanza

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5 3
Robert Woolley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Robert Woolley

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5 3
Jane Chapman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Jane Chapman

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4 2
Davitt Moroney is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added

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23 23
Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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5 4
Fernando De Luca is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Fernando De Luca Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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3 2
Céline Frisch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Celine Frisch

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3 2
Bernhardt Klapprott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Bernhardt Klapprott

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3 2
Michele Benuzzi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Michele Benuzzi

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3 2
Kenneth Weiss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Kenneth Weiss

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3 2
Mitzi Meyerson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added

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2 1
Paola Erdas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Paola Erdas

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1 0
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
mozartfan added Opera, Ballet, Art song

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5 5
Alexander Frey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical

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2 2
Terence Charlston is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Terence Charlston

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2 2
Elizabeth Farr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Elizabeth Farr

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2 2
Steven Devine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Steven Devine

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2 2
Glen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Glen Wilson

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1 1
Lorenzo Chielmi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Lorenzo Chielmi

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1 1
Virginia Black is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Virginia Black

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10 11
Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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7 8
Hendrik Bouman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical; contemporary

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5 6
Nicholas Kraemer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Classical