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Simon Gollo

Simon Gollo
Orchestra Director / Violin / Chamber Music
Music

Contact Info
sgollo@nmsu.edu
575-646-2421

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Biography

Selected as the recipient of a Spring 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship, New Mexico State University. Simon Gollo is recognized as a multifaceted and charismatic musician who enjoys a successful, international, career as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor. Simón Gollo is a recording artist for the international recording label IBS Classical. He is represented, alongside the Reverón Piano Trio, by HALAC Artists and Meluk KulturManagement.

Simon Gollo is a committed music educator for New Mexico State University. Several of his students have been awarded the following awards: The Jackie McGehee Young Artists’ Competition, sponsored by the Music Guild of New Mexico; Outstanding Graduate Award 2020; Theodore Presser Scholarship 2020; Concerto Competition winners at NMSU in 2019 and 2020. Several of his students have perform on several occasions in the Fall Honors Recital, from 2015 trough 2020.

Appointed conductor of the New Mexico State University Philharmonic in 2016, Simón Gollo has experienced extraordinary growth in this facet of his career that has not gone unnoticed. He has received numerous invitations to conduct both youth and professional orchestras through the United States, China, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil. The NMSU Phil is a vibrant orchestra made up of NMSU students regularly collaborating with international soloists; programing side by sides concerts, like Music Beyond Borders and in 2022, the NMSU PHIL will begin featuring an opera project at NMSU. Simon Gollo is the founder of Las Cruces Youth Orchestras, a preparatory program of the NMSU music department. The Las Cruces Youth Orchestras seeks to promote music as part of the cultural development in Las Cruces New Mexico, and the border region. Inspired by the philosophy of El Sistema; LCYO envisions social change through music that reaches young people with the fewest resources and the greatest need in its culturally rich communities.

Simón Gollo has appeared on countless stages across Europe, Asia, and the American continent from Canada to Chile. His long career has led him to perform at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Cadogan Hall (London), the 92nd Street Y’s Kaufmann Concert Hall (New York), the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), Bolívar Hall (London), the Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas), the Auditorio Blas Galindo (Mexico City), the Auditorio Manuel de Falla (Granada), and the Teatro Mayor (Bogotá), and for renowned organizations such as the BBC Proms Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit. He has collaborated in these performances with international figures such as Alessio Bax, Ricardo Morales, Dmitri Berlinsky, Monique Duphil, Edicson Ruiz, Paul Rosenthal, John Novacek, Alissa Margulis, Jakob Koranyi, Miguel da Silva (Ysaÿe Quartet), Richard Young (Vermeer Quartet), Randolph Kelly, and the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, among many others.

www.simongollo.com