Noël Wan

Noël Wan, harp (San Jose, CA), made her international debut in 2010 performing Alberto Ginastera’s Harp Concerto with the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra, and has been presented in solo and chamber concerts in North America, Europe, and Asia. She is the youngest winner in the history of the Dutch Harp Festival Competition and has received top awards in the International Harp Contest in Israel, the Lily Laskine International Harp Competition, the Nippon International Harp Competition, the Korea International Harp Competition, the Chimei Arts Foundation Competition, and the American Harp Society National Harp Competition. Noël received a BM from the University of Illinois and a MM from the Yale School of Music. She currently studies with Ann Yeung as a DMA Candidate and Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois. As a scholar, Noël researches feminist phenomenology, post-humanist ethics, and ecocriticism in experimental harp performance practices and pedagogies. She holds faculty positions at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN. Her former teachers include June Han, Erika Waardenburg, Douglas Rioth, Dan Yu, and Linda Wood Rollo.