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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. She is also a member of 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.

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