“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.