List of Famous Harpists

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List of famous harpists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top harpists in the world? This includes the most prominent harpists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. You might also be interested in our lists of famous cellists and famous female violinists. This list of notable harpists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic harpists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned harpists.

This list of great harp players includes Harpo Marx , Loreena McKennitt and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known harpists to the lesser known harpists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the harpist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous harpists ever?" and "What are the names of famous harpists?" then you're in the right place. 

Loreena McKennitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Harpists
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Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt, CM OM is a Canadian musician, composer, harpist, accordionist and pianist who writes, records and performs world music with Celtic and Middle Eastern themes. McKennitt is known for her refined and clear dramatic soprano vocals. She has sold more than 14 million records worldwide. ...more on Wikipedia

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Jon Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Harpists
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John Roy "Jon" Anderson is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician best known as the former lead vocalist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also an accomplished solo artist and has collaborated with Greek musician Vangelis and others. ...more on Wikipedia

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Carlos Salzedo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Harpists
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Carlos Salzedo was a French harpist, pianist, composer and conductor. ...more on Wikipedia

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King David is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Harpists
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