Kira moved to London from Quebec in 2004 to complete her postgraduate studies at the Academy

After having graduated in 2006, she enjoyed a varied freelance career before accepting the post of second horn in the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2013. She works regularly as a guest with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the Britten Sinfonia and Isobel Griffiths recording amongst others. She has been a member of the Philharmonia Board of Directors intermittently since 2014, and currently holds the position of President. Since joining the Pilharmonia, Kira has also completed two part-time history degrees from the Open University (BAHons), and Oxford University (MSt, Kellog College) focusing on social change in Early Modern England. Kira also appears as guest teacher and tutor at the Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the National Youth Orchestra. Kira is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

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