RBC RESIDENT CONDUCTOR | Toronto Symphony Orchestra
CONDUCTOR | Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra
"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