Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist Simon Gollo 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).
He 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 and Academy in Aruba, 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.
From 2012 to 2015 Mr. 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 Camerata Nordica (Sweden), Classical Jam, 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.
Mr. 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, Simon Gollo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Conductor of the NMSU Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of La Catrina String Quartet. He is guest concertmaster at the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (COSA) and concertmaster of Las Cruces Symphony.