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List of famous harpsichordists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top harpsichordists in the world? This includes the most prominent harpsichordists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable harpsichordists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic harpsichordists 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 harpsichordists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known harpsichordists to the lesser known harpsichordists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the harpsichordist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous harpsichordists ever?" and "What are the names of famous harpsichordists?" then you're in the right place. (123 items)
Johann Sebastian Bach is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Harpsichordists
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1685-1750)

Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany

Profession: Musician, Harpsichordist, Composer, Cantor, Organist, + more

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Tori Amos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Harpsichordists
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Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter, pianist and composer. She is a classically-trained musician and has a mezzo-soprano vocal range. She has been nominated eight times for a Grammy Award. Having already begun composing instrumental pieces on piano, Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody ...more

Age: 53

Birthplace: Newton, North Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, + more

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Emilie Autumn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Harpsichordists
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Emilie Autumn Liddell, better known by her stage name Emilie Autumn, is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and violinist. Autumn draws influence for her music—the style of which she has alternatively labeled as "Fairy Pop", "Fantasy Rock" or "Victoriandustrial" and glam rock—from plays, novels, ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Singer-songwriter, Harpsichordist, Actor, Singer, Violinist

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Barbara Harbach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Harpsichordists
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Barbara Harbach is a composer, harpsichordist, organist and teacher. Since 2004, she has been Professor of Music at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She founded Women in the Arts-St. Louis to highlight women's work and gain more performances for musicians and composers. A number of her pieces ...more

Profession: Professor, Harpsichordist, Composer, Organist

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