As a Baroque cellist, Erika unites her passion for chamber music with her love and commitment to historical performance practice. She shares her heartfelt, expressive playing as both a solo and continuo player, and strives to stir the same emotion in her audience that she feels on stage. Erika regularly performs with Rezonance Baroque Ensemble, who performed an acclaimed all-Handel program, “Handel’s Heroines,” at the 2019 Bloomington Early Music Festival as featured emerging artists, and recently featured Tafelmusik's Julia Wedman, violin soloist in their May 2022 Art of Harmony concert.
Erika also performs with lute and theorbo player Ben Stein in the improvisatory early music ensemble Musicians on the Edge, including a performance of Leonardo Leo's Cello Concerto No. 2 for the Music at Metropolitan series at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. In April of 2022, Erika performed works by Handel and Merula with UofT Historial Performance doctoral candidate, soprano Jennifer Wilson and Ivan Jovanovic, harpsichord.
Erika has twice been a fellow of the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, where she studied with Christina Mahler and Allen Whear. During the COVID-19 pandemic she deeply enjoyed taking intensive courses on J.S. Bach's Six Suites for Solo Cello and early Italian cello music with Dr. Elinor Frey, with whom she also studied the Italian Baroque at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance.
Erika performs on a beautiful 1764 Andreas Mayr Baroque cello, and a Baroque bow by Stephen Marvin, in addition to her modern instruments.