Classical The Best Horn Players in the World  

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Horn instruments are some of the most popular and most diverse musical instruments in the world. They've permeated through dozens of genres of music, lending themselves to help create some of the most moving and emotional pieces of music in history. The people on this list are masters of brass instruments and are considered giants in the musical world.  

Whether you recognize these musicians or not, they've all carved a place out for themselves in the music world and have become influential and prominent figures in the industry. If you love geeking out on music, we definitely recommend finding some of their music. 

This list is votable and rerankable, so take a look through and vote up your favorite horn players in the world. If you don't see someone on here who should be, feel free to add them, but this list is for living musicians only.
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Radek Baborák is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Radek Baborák Classical; contemporary

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228 82
Stefan Dohr is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Stefan Dohr Classical; contemporary

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246 99
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Luis Rivera added Sarah Willis Classical; contemporary - Sarah Willis is the first female brass player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She is very well known all around the world with one of her most famous YouTube playlists "Horn hangouts" where she plays with and ...

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172 74
Dale Clevenger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Dale Clevenger Classical music

5
106 34
Hermann Baumann is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Mario Gordon added Hermann Baumann

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95 34
Radovan Vlatkovic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Radovan Vlatkovic Classical; contemporary; ballet

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132 71
Barry Tuckwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Barry Tuckwell Classical

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82 38
Frank Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Frank Lloyd Classical; contemporary; ballet

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77 50
Andrew Bain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Andrew Bain Pop music

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60 35
William VerMeulen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
William VerMeulen Classical

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45 26
Peter Damm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Peter Damm Classical; contemporary

12
58 43
Vincent DeRosa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Vincent DeRosa Classical; contemporary; modern; studio musician

13
47 37
Frøydis Ree Wekre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Frøydis Ree Wekre Classical; contemporary; ballet

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37 28
Anthony Halstead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Anthony Halstead Classical

The Best Classical Pianists in the World

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17 7
Daniel Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Brian Johnston added Daniel Gingrich

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54 47
Julie Landsman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Julie Landsman Classical

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29 21
Richard Watkins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Watkins Classical; contemporary; ballet

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46 40
Michael Thompson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Michael Thompson Pop music, Rock music, Instrumental rock

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40 34
James Sommerville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
James Sommerville Classical

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38 33
John Cerminaro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
John Cerminaro Classical; contemporary

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46 43
James Thatcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
James Thatcher Classical; contemporary

The Best Drummers of All Time

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21 16
Bedřich Tylšar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Bedřich Tylšar Classical

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26 23
Martin Owen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Martin Owen Classical

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34 36
Jeff Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Jeff Nelsen Classical; ballet; modern; contemporary

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17 16
Peter Kurau is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Peter Kurau Classical

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19 20
Pip Eastop is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Pip Eastop Classical; contemporary

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20 22
Will Sanders is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Will Sanders Classical; contemporary

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14 16
Klaus Wallendorf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Carlos Chiattone added Klaus Wallendorf

The Best Saxophonists in the World

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45 56
Philip Myers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Philip Myers Classical

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7 8
Arkady Shilkloper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Claudio Bande added Arkady Shilkloper

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17 21
Lin Jiang is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Lin Jiang Classical; modern; contemporary

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17 21
Richard King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
hornpianomusic added Richard King

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20 26
Richard Bissill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Bissill Classical; contemporary

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13 17
Timothy Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Timothy Brown Classical; contemporary

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16 21
Richard Deane is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Richard Deane Classical; contemporary

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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18 24
Douglas Hill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Douglas Hill Classical

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17 23
Boštjan Lipovšek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Boštjan Lipovšek Classical

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20 27
Gunther Schuller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Gunther Schuller Classical

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16 23
Arthur C. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Arthur C. Brooks Classical; contemporary

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7 11
John MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
John MacDonald Classical; ballet

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7 11
Geoff Collinson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Geoff Collinson Classical; contemporary

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8 13
Saar Berger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Even Brodwall added Saar Berger

The Most Famous Classical Guitarists

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6 11
John Graas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Susan Graas McKeever added John Graas West Coast jazz

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11 18
Vladimir Djambazov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Vladimir Djambazov Classical; contemporary

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10 18
Simon de Souza is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Simon de Souza Classical; contemporary; new world; modern

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14 24
William Purvis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
William Purvis Classical

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10 19
Sharon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Sharon Freeman Jazz; blues; swing

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7 17
Emily Willis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
emilyq88 added Emily Willis

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9 20
Stephen Stirling is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Stephen Stirling Classical

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8 19
Dave Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horn Players in the World
Dave Lee Jazz; blues; swing