Kendra Grittani is an aspiring young cellist planning to make music her career. She started playing at the age of 4 and has completed her 4th year at McGill University for her Bachelors in Performance. She is currently studying with accomplished cellist and Professor, Elizabeth Dolin. Her past teachers include Paul Widner, teacher at the University of Toronto and Glen Gould School, and Juno and Grammy award-nominated cellist Professor Matt Haimovitz. She owes her beginning in music to her first teacher Susan Gagnon, with whom she studied for almost 12 years. Kendra has won numerous awards including 2nd place in the Mississauga Symphony’s concerto competition, 3rd place in the Ontario Kiwanis Provincials, the Yo-Yo Ma Foundation Scholarship from the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the 2008 Carrie Evans Memorial Scholarship from the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Oakville Young Artists Scholarship and many more. In 2015 she performed the Elgar Concerto with the Mississauga Youth Orchestra as her competition prize. Kendra has performed in various orchestras including the McGill Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Youth Symphony, Oakville Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada where she was principal cellist for two consecutive summers.
For performing at events, Kendra has experience with various genres of music including, but not exclusive to, Classical, Folk, Pop, Improvisation, Blues, and Jazz. She also has a teaching studio, in which she has a variety of students ranging from ages 3-40 at various levels from Beginner to Intermediate.