Profile Category: Conductor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor is the Founder, Artistic Director and conductor of The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Canada’s first professional chamber choir dedicated to the creation and performance of Afrocentric music of all styles. Born in Trinidad & Tobago, Mr. Blyden-Taylor immigrated to Canada in 1973. He founded The Chorale in 1998, in response to a musical void...

Jean-Sébastien Vallée
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Jean-Sébastien Vallée

Canadian-American conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée is an internationally recognized conductor, scholar, and pedagogue. In addition to his work as Artistic Director of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Jean-Sébastien is Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Studies, and Coordinator of the Ensembles & Conducting Area at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University, and Director of...

David Fallis
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David Fallis

Acclaimed Toronto conductor David Fallis was named in June 2018 as the Interim Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the TMC for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. David concluded his position in August 2020. The TMC is so grateful for David’s artistic leadership over the past two years. A highlight was the 125th anniversary gala concert...

Simon Rivard
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Simon Rivard

Simon Rivard has been serving as Resident Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra since 2018. He was recently named a 2019/20 Equilibrium Young Artist as part of Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan’s internationally acclaimed mentorship program for early career professional musicians. In July 2020, he took...