Taiwanese-American harpist Noël Wan made her international debut with the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra at age 16. Upcoming engagements include a Debut Atlantic Concert Tour and performances at the Virginia Harp Center Festival, Taiwan Harp Festival, and Montreal Music Conservatory’s Harpenning Festival. Noël currently serves as Principal Harpist of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. In Fall 2023, she will begin a commissioning project for electroacoustic harp, generously funded by Florida State University. Noël is the first Taiwanese harpist to win Gold Medal in the USA International Harp Competition, and she is the youngest First Prize winner in the history of the World Harp Competition. An alumna of the University of Illinois (BM, DMA) and the Yale School of Music (MM), she is equally comfortable in her roles as a performer, academic, and educator, and scholar. She has presented at the American Harp Society Summer Institute and the American String Teachers Association National Conference, contributing to Harp Column, The Collective, The American Harp Journal, and VAN Magazine. Noël is currently the Assistant Professor of Harp and Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. Noël is a winner of the 2023 Astral National Competition.