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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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Alan Curtis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alan Curtis Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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Ton Koopman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ton Koopman Classical

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Ketil Haugsand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Ketil Haugsand Classical

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Laurence Cummings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Laurence Cummings Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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

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

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

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Enrico Baiano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Enrico Baiano Classical; contemporary

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

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William Christie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
William Christie Classical; Folk

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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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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Barbara Harbach Classical

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

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

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Colin Booth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Colin Booth Classical; contemporary

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

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Jos van Immerseel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Jos van Immerseel Classical

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Kenneth Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Kenneth Gilbert Classical

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Elaine Comparone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elaine Comparone Classical

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Christopher Hogwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Christopher Hogwood Classical music

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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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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music

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

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

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Cosimo Damiano Lanza is listed (or ranked) 27 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) 28 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Fernando De Luca Classical; contemporary; Baroque

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

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

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Skip Sempe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Skip Sempe

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Robert Woolley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Robert Woolley

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Mitzi Meyerson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Mitzi Meyerson

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Alexander Frey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Alexander Frey Classical

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

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

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

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

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 40 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) 41 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Hendrik Bouman Classical; contemporary

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Nicholas Kraemer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Nicholas Kraemer Classical

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Elisabeth Chojnacka is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
Elisabeth Chojnacka Classical

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

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Jacques Ogg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Jacques Ogg

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

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Glen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Glen Wilson

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Steven Devine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Harpsichordists in the World
pieter70 added Steven Devine

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

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