Kendra Grittani, cello Kendra Grittani is a Toronto-based cellist with over 22 years of performing experience. She completed her Masters in cello performance at McGill University under the tutelage of accomplished symphonic and chamber musician, and cello professor, Elizabeth Dolin. Kendra has performed with various orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the North Bay Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Opera Orchestra, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Recently, after forming the piano trio, Trio Meira, the chamber group won first place at the 2018 McGill Chamber Music Competition. Along with a debut performance in Montreal, Trio Meira was awarded a week long residency at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. After their residency, Meira was successful once again, and received the title of Chamber Ensemble in Residence at the Zodiac Chamber music festival and was subsequently awarded the “Best Chamber Performance” following their final performance. Kendra has also had the privilege to perform alongside accomplished professionals such as Axel Strauss, Stephane Lemelin, Elizabeth Dolin, Ariel Barnes, Riko Higuma and many more. Her past and current teachers include Elizabeth Dolin, Joe Johnson, Alastair Eng, Paul Widner and Matt Haimovitz. Kendra is currently working as an orchestral musician, freelance cellist, chamber musician and a private teacher in Toronto.