Kendra Grittani is an experienced young cellist, having started playing at four years old. Kendra has completed her Masters in cello performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, with accomplished symphonic and chamber musician, and cello professor, Elizabeth Dolin.
Kendra has performed with various orchestras including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Symphony Orchestra, the McGill Opera Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
After forming the piano trio, Trio Meira, the chamber group swept the McGill Chamber Music Competition 2018, being awarded 1st prize. Along with a debut performance in Montreal, Trio Meira was awarded a week-long residency at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
Kendra continues to further her career as a chamber musician, performing in the recently formed ensemble, Duo Thalia with violinist Xueao Yang in both Toronto and Montreal. She has also had the immense privilege of performing at various chamber music festivals, including but not limited to the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, the Zodiac Music Festival, Les Jeunes Virtuoses de Montréal, and Music By the Sea in Victoria, BC.
Kendra has also had the privilege to perform alongside accomplished professionals such as Andrew Wan, Barry Shiffman, Denis Brott, Axel Strauss, Stephane Lemelin, Elizabeth Dolin, Ariel Barnes, Riko Higuma and many more. She is currently an extra musician with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra cello section, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony cello section, and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra cello section. Kendra is currently working as a freelance cellist, chamber musician and private teacher in Toronto. She looks forward to making her solo debut with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra in the 2022 concert season.