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Classical The Greatest Harpists of All Time  

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Who are the best musicians to have ever played the harp? These best harpists of all time are from different eras throughout history, but are all in credibly talented at the harp.The harp is a stringed instrument originally of Persian origin It varies in size and number of strings, 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.

The musicians on this list are the best harpists to have played the instrument and have the ability to execute flawless music, whether its a rehearsed piece or more improvisational. These musicians have helped define their respective musical eras and helped define the techniques used when playing the harp.

The best harp players of all time are from all over the world and include great musicians such as Elias Parish Alvars, Elizabeth Hainen, Harpo Marx, and Judy Loman. To become one of the best harp players ever in the world great commitment, a strong work ethic, and dedication.

Vote up the best harp players of all time below or add a harpist you think is the best, if he or she isn't already on the list.

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Alberto Salvi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Henriette ReniƩ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Henriette ReniƩ Classical

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Marcel Grandjany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Marcel Grandjany Classical

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Isabelle Moretti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Isabelle Moretti Classical

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Gloria Galante is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Lily Laskine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Lily Laskine Classical

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Alberto Salvi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Alberto Salvi

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Carlos Salzedo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Carlos Salzedo 20th-century classical music

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Marie-Pierre Langlamet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Nicanor Zabaleta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Nicanor Zabaleta Classical

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Judy Loman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Judy Loman Classical

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Harpo Marx is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Harpo Marx Classical

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The Best Classical Pianists in the World

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Elizabeth Hainen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Elizabeth Hainen Classical

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Elias Parish Alvars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Elias Parish Alvars Classical

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Emmanuel Ceysson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Alphonse Jean Hasselmans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Alphonse Jean Hasselmans Classical

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Xavier De Maistre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Xavier De Maistre Classical

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Naoko Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Naoko Yoshino Classical

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Gabriel Tournier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Gabriel Tournier Classical

The Best Rappers of the 2000s

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Gloria Galante is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Susann McDonald is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Susann McDonald Classical

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Nancy Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Nancy Allen Classical

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Yolanda Kondonassis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time

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Germaine Lorenzini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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The Greatest Classical Pianists of All Time

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Agnès Clément is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
bigdouaille added Agnès Clément classical - September 2016, Agnès Clément wins the First Prize at the ARD Music Competition in Munich, together with the Public Prize and the Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned piece.  A French harpist ...

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Alice Giles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Alice Giles Classical

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Pierre Jamet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Catrin Finch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Catrin Finch Classical

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Sivan Magen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Isabelle Perrin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Isabelle Perrin Classical

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Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Naura Bumanis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Naura Bumanis Classical

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Marisa Robles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Marisa Robles Classical

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Deborah Henson Conant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
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Lavinia Meijer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Lavinia Meijer Classical

The Best Saxophonists in the World

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Natalia Shameyeva is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Natalia Shameyeva Classical

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Dan Yu is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Dan Yu Classical

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Rita Costanzi is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Rita Costanzi Classical

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Erica Goodman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Erica Goodman Classical

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Alfredo Rolando Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time

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Nancy Lendrim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Nancy Lendrim Classical

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Anna Verkholantseva is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Anna Verkholantseva Classical

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Jennifer Swartz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Harpists of All Time
Jennifer Swartz Classical