RBC RESIDENT CONDUCTOR | Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR | Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR | Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
"Simon is a fantastic musician and a wonderful colleague! He has conducted me on several occasions, notably when I was singing Schoenberg with members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and has provided invaluable assistance to me as conductor on engagements in Gothenburg and Toronto."
"Simon is a gifted young conductor who radiates energy. A versatile, well-rounded musician, he is an accomplished violinist whose interest in new repertoire, vocal music, and education reveals an open and adventurous mind."
SIR ANDREW DAVIS
"Rivard [...] was masterful at letting this sometimes overplayed work breathe."
THE TORONTO STAR
"Throughout all of the concert, Rivard conducted with the skill and well-paced precision of a seasoned master. His guidance of the entire ensemble was marvellous to experience."
THE CHRONICLE JOURNAL