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Kaili Maimets

Kaili Maimets is in demand as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, and soloist.   She is Principal Flute of the London Symphonia, formerly Orchestra London Canada since 2012. Kaili performs frequently with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and has also performed multiple times with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Ballet of Canada, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and with the Toronto Concert Orchestra.  She was featured soloist with the Toronto Concert Orchestra in their Symphony in the Gardens summer series in 2016 performing Mozart's G Major Concerto K313, and while Principal Flute of Orchestra London, she was a featured soloist a number of times, including performing Mozart's D Major Concerto K314.  This season included four performances of Mozart's Flute and Harp Concerto with the Toronto Concert Orchestra.

Kaili's principal teachers have been Nora Shulman, Denis Bluteau and Camille Watts.  She has  Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from McGill University, Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto, A.R.C.T.  and Gold Medal for Woodwinds  from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada.  Kaili is grateful for her training experiences with National Youth Orchestra of Canada, National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, Banff Festival Orchestra, Scotia Festival of Music, and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra.

In addition to performing, Kaili is passionate about teaching flute.  Trained as a teacher of the Suzuki method, Kaili teaches children as young as 3 years old.  Her students have been accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute Young Artist Summer Program, and many local youth ensembles. Her students have consistently been winners of the Kiwanis Music Festivals of both Toronto and London, medal winners in the Royal Conservatory examinations, and finalists in Canadian Music Competition.  

Kaili was inspired to learn the flute after being taken to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Saturday morning cushion concerts. She then began her studies with Professor of Flute, Peg Albrecht, whose creativity and imagination inspired her to pursue music professionally.  Kaili enjoys being active at her family cottage and cooking for her friends and family.