Part-Time Professor – Flute & Piccolo

Work E-mail: kaili@maimets.com

Kaili Maimets


Flutist Kaili Maimets has performed all across Canada, Europe, South America, and China.  She is in demand as an orchestral performer, chamber musician, and soloist and teacher.   Based in Toronto, Canada, she regularly performs with National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada (NACO) where she was Acting Second Flute and Piccolo from 2017 to 2020. She held the Second Flute & Piccolo position of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for 2 seasons and was Principal Flute of London Symphonia (formerly Orchestra London) for 4 seasons. She has also performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Ballet of Canada.

As a soloist, Kaili performed the Vivaldi Piccolo Concerto in C in November 2018 with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony.  In April 2018 she was featured as soloist at the NACO Family Adventures concerts in Ottawa. In 2017 she toured Southern Ontario performing Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with the Toronto Concert Orchestra.  As Principal Flute of Orchestra London (now London Symphonia) she performed Mozart’s Flute Concerto in D, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.4 and Frank Martin Concerto for Seven Winds.

Kaili's principal teachers have been Nora Shulman, Denis Bluteau and Camille Watts.  She has a Master of Music in Orchestral Performance from McGill University, Bachelor of Music from University of Toronto, and A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada from whom she received the Gold Medal for Woodwinds in 2007. Kaili is grateful for her orchestral and chamber 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.

Kaili teaches flute and piccolo at the University of Ottawa and maintains a private studio in Toronto.  Her students have been regular winners at local music festivals, accepted to the prestigious Curtis Institute Young Artist Summer Program, and music programs at McGill University and Wilfrid Laurier University.

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