Simón Gollo, Violinist & Conductor
Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simon Gollo has a recognized career as both a chamber music player and as a soloist at prestigious venues such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), 92Y- Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), Chamber Music Society of Detroit, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela),Auditorio Blas Galindo (Mexico City, Mexico), and the Teatro Mayor (Bogota, Colombia). He has performed with international figures such as Alessio Bax, Ricardo Morales, Dmitri Berlinsky, Richard Young (Vermeer Quartet), Miguel Dasilva (Ysaye Quartet), Randolph Kelly, John Novacek, Mihai Marica, Yura Lee, and Jacob Koranyi, among many others.
He has also appeared as a soloist in Switzerland, United States of America, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela, collaborating with international conductors such as Conrad Van Alphen, Theodore Kuchar, and Carlos Izcaray.
Simon Gollo is a gifted and committed pedagogue who keeps a very busy teaching schedule. This includes invitations to teach masterclasses around the world. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy (2000-2016), and the Aruba Symphony Festival, 2017. From 2006 to 2012 he was a violin professor at “El Sistema” and Mozarteum in Caracas, Venezuela.
He earned degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve, Switzerland, and the Conservatoire Superieur et Academie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion, Switzerland. His teachers include Gyula Stuller, Anne Bauer, Patrick Genet, and Gabor Takaçs.
Currently, Mr. Gollo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Conductor of the NMSU Philharmonic, and a member of the Reveron Piano Trio. He is also the associate concertmaster and Education Director for the Classical Music Institute (CMI) in San Antonio. TX.