Simon Rivet started classical guitar at the age of 12. First studying with Bruno Roussel at the École de musique de l’Outaouais, he was admitted three years later at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau, where he is undertaking his final year in guitar at the Bachelor level with Patrick Roux. Recipient of a scholarship at the Conservatory in 2011, the award of the Academy of Guitar in Ottawa in 2012 and the awards for best
grades average for 2 consecutive years, he won the first prize ex aequo last year at the Outaouais guitar competition, as well as the audience award. During his studies, he played with guitar masters such as Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Odair Assad, Fabio Zanon, Pavel Steidl, and duets Eden‐Stell, Amadeus and Micheli‐Mela.