Author Bio

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 has recently finished writing her first book, a memoir/guide to living well with bipolar disorder, and is also part of the team of guest bloggers for magazine Erika has performed with Grammy-winning artist Kanye West, as well as Juno-winning artist Johnny Reid, and holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School, and a Bachelor of Music degree in cello performance from Queen’s University. Erika was principal cellist of the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2013. In 2015, Erika completed a 1000-kilometre bicycle tour (with her cello in tow) of contemporary opera performances throughout Nova Scotia and Ontario as part of The Bicycle Opera Project. Erika has also been published in the American Federation of Musicians Local 180 newsletter News Harp, and was a winner of the Moms with Eggstra Energy essay contest. To read more about Erika as a professional musician, visit her professional site,


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