Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simón Gollo, has a recognized career as a chamber music player or as a Soloist in prestigious scenarios 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), Teatro Mayor, (Bogota, Colombia). Performing with international figures such as Alessio Bax, Ricardo Morales, Dmitri Berlinsky, Richard Young, (Vermeer Quartet), Miguel Da Silva, (Ysaye Quartet), John Novacek, Randolph Kelly, Mihai Marica, Yura Lee, Jacob Koranyi.
He appeared as a soloist in Switzerland, United States of America, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela collaborating with international conductors such as Conrad Van Alphen, Theodore Kuchar, Carlos Izcaray. (“Orquesta Sinfonica Venezuela, Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota, Orquesta Sinfonica de Salta. Argentina”. Central Ohio Symphony, Classical Music Institute Chamber Orchestra, San Antonio, TX. Among others).
Simón 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. Faculty member at the Summit Music Festival in New York and he is regularly invited by Professor Naoko Tanaka to teach at the Juilliard School of Music. From 2006 to 2012 he was a violin professor at “El Sistema” and Mozarteum in Caracas. Venezuela.
From 2012 to 2015 Simón Gollo was a member of the Dali String Quartet, the St. Luke’s Orchestra in NY and several chamber music ensembles such as Camerata Nordica (Sweden), Classical Jam, (New York) International Chamber Soloists, (Michigan) Post Classical Ensemble,(Washington DC) for tours and concerts given at esteemed venues such as the Carnegie hall in NYC or the Cadogan Hall (London, UK – BBC Proms Festival), among others.
Simón Gollo, 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, Gabor Takaçs. Mr. Gollo has also participated in masterclasses given by members of the Amadeus, Bartok, and Sine Nomine quartets as well as violin masters Alexander Kerr, Naoko Tanaka, Tibor Varga, Ana Chumachenko and Igor Bezrodny.
Currently, Simón Gollo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Conductor of the NMSU Philharmonic and a member of La Catrina String Quartet. He is associate concertmaster and Education Director for the Classical Music Institute (CMI) in San Antonio. TX.