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

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

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

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Bob van Asperen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Bob van Asperen Classical; contemporary

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Trevor Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Trevor Pinnock

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Ketil Haugsand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ketil Haugsand Classical

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Robert Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Robert Hill Classical

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Ottavio Dantone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ottavio Dantone Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Laurence Cummings Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Richard Egarr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Richard Egarr Classical

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Christophe Rousset is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Christophe Rousset

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Alan Cuckston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Cuckston Classical

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

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Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Kenneth Gilbert Classical

The Best Classical Pianists in the World

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

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

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William Christie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
William Christie Classical; Folk

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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Barbara Harbach Classical

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Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Jos van Immerseel Classical

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Rinaldo Alessandrini is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Rinaldo Alessandrini Classical; contemporary

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Colin Booth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Colin Booth Classical; contemporary

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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

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

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Mahan Esfahani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Mahan Esfahani Classical

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Elaine Comparone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Comparone Classical

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Skip Sempe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Skip Sempe

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

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Robert Woolley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Robert Woolley

The Best Saxophonists in the World

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Jane Chapman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Jane Chapman

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Davitt Moroney is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Davitt Moroney

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 32 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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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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Michele Benuzzi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Michele Benuzzi

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Kenneth Weiss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Kenneth Weiss

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Céline Frisch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Celine Frisch

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Mitzi Meyerson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Mitzi Meyerson

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Bernhardt Klapprott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Bernhardt Klapprott

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

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Alexander Frey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alexander Frey Classical

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Elizabeth Farr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Elizabeth Farr

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Glen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Glen Wilson

The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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Terence Charlston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Terence Charlston

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Lorenzo Chielmi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Lorenzo Chielmi

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Emilie Autumn Synthpop, Dark cabaret, Electronic music

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Hendrik Bouman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Hendrik Bouman Classical; contemporary

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Nicholas Kraemer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Nicholas Kraemer Classical

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Elisabeth Chojnacka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elisabeth Chojnacka Classical

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Jacques Ogg is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Jacques Ogg

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Carole Cerasi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Carole Cerasi