Nominated for the Prix Opus for discovery of the year, this “spectacular player” (Los Angeles Times) served as principal clarinet of the Chicago Classical Symphony and the Colorado Philharmonic before joining the Orchestre Métropolitain.
As a soloist, Simon Aldrich has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Métropolitain, Victoria Symphony, Orchestra London Canada, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Chicago Classical Symphony, Wall Street Chamber Orchestra and Chicago North Shore Chamber Symphony.
Holding a doctorate and two masters from Yale University, he studied with David Shifrin, Robert Marcellus, Joaquin Valdepeñas and Emilio Iacurto. He is heard on Radio-Canada and CBC Radio and has made recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, ATMA, Analekta and other labels.
Simon Aldrich teaches at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, where he is the Winds Coordinator and Coordinator of the Doctoral Performance Program.