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Kaïla Stephanos

A graduate of Joseph-François-Perrault High School in the International/Arts-Étude Program, Kaïla Stephanos began studying the flute at the age of 7 at the Conservatoire Régional de Panazol in France. Since 2015, she has been studying with flutist Marie-Andrée Benny (principal flute of the Orchestre Métropolitain) at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal. Kaïla has won several awards and distinctions including the Yannick Nézet-Séguin Prize - Winds at the OMNI Musical Competition 2019 edition as well as first prize at the Soloists and Small Ensembles Competition in Victoriaville in 2019 and 2018. She was principal flute of the Joseph-François-Perrault Symphony Orchestra from 2017 to 2019. In August 2019, the young flutist occupied the first chair of the Orchestre à vent classique de l'Île during the Virée Classique de l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.

As principal flutist with the Orchestre Symphonique Joseph-François-Perrault, Kaïla had the opportunity to play on tour in France in the summer of 2018.  She also had the opportunity to be a soloist with this orchestra in the spring of 2019. The Orchestre Métropolitain audience heard her play Reinecke's Ballade in April as a prelude to the concert "Music in the Movies: Awesome!" accompanied by pianist Romain Pollet. Kaïla is currently pursuing her university studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, still in Marie-Andrée Benny's class.