Maya Grittani is a 15 year old cellist who began her musical career at age 2. She has spent the last 13 years studying, first with her mother Daphne Grittani, Susan Gagnon and now with Paul Widner at the Royal Conservatory of Music. Maya completed her grade 10 cello Royal Conservatory Exam receiving First Class Honours With Distinction. Maya is currently the principal cellist of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Maya is the recipient of the 2019 National Performing Arts Centre Award for Most Outstanding String Player. Maya is now in grade 11 at T.A. Blakelock High School.