Holder of a doctorate and two masters degrees from Yale University and nominated for an Opus award as “Discovery of the Year”, Simon Aldrich is currently Principal Clarinet of Orchestre Métropolitain. He has also studied at Northwestern University and McGill University. His teachers have included David Shifrin, Robert Marcellus, Joaquin Valdepeñas and Emilio Iacurto. He has recorded for the several international CD labels including ATMA. Simon is Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University.