Described as playing with “authority, grace and artistry…” following her most recent performance of the Haydn Cello Concerto in D with the Oakville Symphony Orchestra, Kendra Grittani is a up and coming young cellist performing in venues across Canada. Kendra has completed her Masters in cello performance at McGill University 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 Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She currently holds a full time position with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony cello section.
As a chamber musician, with the piano trio ‘Trio Meira’, Kendra Grittani was awarded 1st prize at the 2018 McGill University Chamber Competition. Along with a debut performance in Montreal, ‘Trio Meira’ was awarded a week long residency at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
In the summer of 2021, Kendra was invited to perform alongside other young Canadian musicians in Les Jeunes Virtuous Ensemble as part of the 2021 Montreal Chamber Music Festival, performing in over 20 concerts for the public of Montreal.
Kendra has also had the privilege to perform in concert halls across North America and Europe including British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Salzburg, and Nice, alongside accomplished professionals such as Axel Strauss, Stephane Lemelin, Elizabeth Dolin, Ariel Barnes, Riko Higuma, Steve Dann, Erika Raum and many more.