Who's who in the orchestra

Elisabeth Wiklander


Elisabeth Wiklander

Joined the LPO in 2013

Swedish cellist Elisabeth Wiklander completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of Gothenburg and her Master of Music with honours at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 2008. She worked in Amsterdam with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra before accepting her position with the LPO in 2013. She engages in orchestral education and has taught students at conservatoires in both Amsterdam and London.

Elisabeth was awarded the Guido Vecchi Prize in 2012 and has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including the LPO in a new work by Hunter Coblentz. Performances as a chamber musician include several prestigious venues in Europe such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and live appearances on radio and international TV. She collaborates with renowned pianists Dag Achatz and Richard Meyrick, co-founder of 'Sono Vivo' which gives fundraising concerts to fight cancer.

In 2016 Elisabeth was appointed a Cultural Ambassador of the National Autistic Society in the UK. She is on the autism spectrum, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, and has helped people touched by autism since 2006, becoming a public autism advocate in 2015. She has given a TEDx talk on autism broadcast live on the internet and is in high demand for her autism support and as a public speaker.