Jean-François Rivet

Conductor, Canada

Jean-François Rivest is a regular guest of several major orchestras, both in Canada and abroad. He was the Conductor in Residence at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal from 2006 to 2009, as well as the Artistic Director of the Orchestre symphonique de Laval for 10 years, and of Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings Ensemble for 5 years. He has worked for a number of institutions, in particular for the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Music since 1993, where he teaches conducting and various advanced performance courses. He is the Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal. Last company appearance: Lakmé (2007)