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“Wadden’s superb, dancelike playing on the harp was a joy to hear”

-Washington Post

Nuiko Wadden is the principal harpist of Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras as well as the Des Moines Metro Opera and the Cabrillo Festival.  She is also a member of janus, a trio based out of Brooklyn, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Ms. Wadden has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions, recognized by the Minnesota Orchestra (WAMSO), Ann Adams, ASTA, and American Harp Society.  As a soloist she has appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Skokie Valley Symphony, the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony, and the Northwest Symphony.

She serves as a substitute harpist for the Minnesota, Houston, Milwaukee and Baltimore Symphonies. 

To date, Ms. Wadden has appeared on the New Amsterdam, Cedille, Bridge, New Focus, and North/South recording labels.   

Visit Nuiko Wadden's professional website.

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