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Nuiko Wadden


Nuiko Wadden is principal harpist of the Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Orchestras as well as of the Des Moines Metro Opera. She is also a member of both Brooklyn’s janus trio and the Chicago and New York based International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE).

Nuiko Wadden is principal harpist of the Pittsburgh Opera, and also a member of the Des Moines Metro Opera, Janus Trio, and International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Additionally, she serves as a substitute for the Houston, Milwaukee, and Minnesota Orchestras, and for the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet.

Ms. Wadden has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions including the 2005 Minnesota Orchestra Competition (WAMSO). She has been recognized in the Ann Adams, ASTA, American Harp Society, and Houston Tuesday Music Club competitions. As a soloist, she has appeared with the Skokie Valley Symphony, Oberlin Orchestra, and Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra. Originally from Chicago, she has performed on several local chamber music series including the Orpheus Young Artists series and Music in the Loft, as well as on numerous live broadcasts from Chicago classical musical station WFMT.