Elisabeth Wiklander


Swedish-Canadian cellist Elisabeth Wiklander studied at the University of Gothenburg and completed her Master of Music with honours at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 2008. She received her orchestral training in the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and has been awarded the Swedish Guido Vecchi Prize.

Elisabeth was a member of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra before accepting her current position in the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013. She has taught orchestral playing at conservatoires in Amsterdam, London and New York, and is currently developing a cello class at the Ljungskile Folkhögskola institution in Sweden.

Elisabeth is autistic and an internationally acclaimed neurodiversity advocate. She holds the title Cultural Ambassador of the National Autistic Society and has taken part in research and an advisory panel at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge. High-profile media appearances include a TEDx talk, the Daily Politics show (BBC TV), the programme Superungar and the documentary Diagnosresan for Swedish television.

She recorded soundtracks for the prizewinning film The Reason I Jump, and is in high demand for her autism support and public speaking. Her presentations on neurodiversity and inclusion have been praised by companies like Ubisoft and the PVH Corporation.

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