Noah Waddell began playing the piano shortly after his 7th birthday. For the first few years, he looked forward to his weekly lesson, but it was simply an extracurricular activity among his many other interests. In 2011, Noah discovered his amazing God-given gift after winning a competition and started to practice regularly.
Noah has performed at concert halls, performing arts centers, and churches. "Noah's Concert for the Kids" at the Big Arts on Sanibel Island raised over $30,000 for the new Golisano children's hospital of Southwest Florida. He currently donates some of his time and talents weekly to "The Arts in Healthcare Program" at Lee Memorial Hospitals. NBC and Wink News featured a story showcasing his talents as a child prodigy who gives back to the local community. He has also appeared on the PBS TV Show, "Curious Kids", the Christian Television Network, and on NPR's nationally syndicated radio show From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley. After winning a concerto competition at 12 years old, Noah made his orchestral debut, performing three concerts as a soloist with the Tampa Bay Symphony. Since then, Noah has performed with the Gulf Coast Symphony, the Coral Gables Chamber Symphony, the North Port Concert Band, and twice was the featured soloist under the baton of Nir Kabaretti with the Southwest Florida Symphony. He is the first pianist in this region to have performed the Clara Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. In addition to performing, Noah has won numerous piano competitions including his first international piano competition in 2014 that was held in Fort Collins, Colorado. Noah is a 12th grader at Crosspointe Academy and enjoys a variety of activities, including tennis, basketball, fishing, and pickleball. He also loves his two Havanese dogs, Bach and Mozart.
Noah has built a unique reputation as an explosive and physical young performer not afraid to take risks. He is serious and sensitive with an innate musicality rarely found in an artist of his age. “I am very grateful for my God-given gift of music and my utmost desire is that you will enjoy it too.”