Erika Nielsen

Erika Nielsen

A passionate, wholehearted performer known for her ‘vibrant cello playing’ (The WholeNote), Canadian cellist and writer Erika Nielsen has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative artist, orchestral player, and educator. Erika is the author of the bestselling memoir and wellness guide Sound Mind: My Bipolar Journey from Chaos to Composure (Trigger Publishing, 2019), which won both a 2019 Nautilus Book Award (Gold) and a 2019 Canada Book Award, and was a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is a creative contributor to Psychology Today magazine and bphope.com, and is also the author of her own wellness and mental health blog, soundmindbook.com. Erika is also a speaker, blending cello performance and sharing her story and message of positive mental health to a variety of audiences. A passionate educator, Erika maintains a busy private studio and is on faculty at National Music Camp of Canada. She is also a lifelong visual artist, and lives in Toronto with her husband. www.celloerika.com @celloerika

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