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Erika Nielsen is a professional cellist and writer, based in Toronto, Canada. She enjoys a multifaceted career as a solo and chamber musician, collaborative artist, orchestral player, educator and author. She is on the roster of authors at K2 Literary Agency, and her first book, Sound Mind: My Bipolar Journey from Chaos to Composure is set to be published by Trigger Publishing in 2019. Erika is also part of the team of guest bloggers for magazine and has been published in the American Federation of Musicians Local 180 newsletter News Harp.

As a cellist Erika has performed with artists such as Grammy-winning artist Kanye West and Juno-winning artist Johnny Reid. She was principal cellist of the Sudbury Symphony from 2011-13, and holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School and a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from Queen’s University. Based in Toronto, she currently performs with a variety of ensembles and projects such as 25 piece Toronto Motown band The Big Sound, with Classic Albums Live, and throughout Canada and the USA with ELO tribute Strange Magic.  She is also a visual artist.

To read more about Erika as a professional musician, visit her professional site and follow her on Instagram @celloerika #cellistartistwriter


All rights reserved. Copyright Erika Nielsen@Sound Mind 2016-18

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