Simon Gollo, violin
The Founder and Artistic Director of the Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy in Aruba, has a recognized career 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). Performing with international figures such as Alessio Bax, Ricardo Morales, Paul Rosenthal, Dmitri Berlinsky, Alissa Margulis, Monique Duphil, Jakob Koranyi, John Novacek, Marcio Carneiro, Richard Young (Member of the Vermeer Quartet).
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 faculty member at the Summit Music Festival in New York and he is regularly invited by Professor Naoko Tanaka to the precollege department of Juilliard School of Music.
Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist, Simon 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.
From 2012 to 2015 Simon Gollo was a member of the Dali String Quartet, and he is regularly invited by the St. Luke’s Orchestra in NY and several chamber music ensembles as Classical Jam, Camerata Nordica, International Chamber Soloists, Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio 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.
In Fall 2015, Simon Gollo started working as a violin professor at New Mexico State University and became a member of La Catrina String Quartet.