As a chamber musician, soloist or as a chamber orchestra member, Mr. Gollo has been in uncountable scenarios around the globe as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society (Philadelphia, USA), 92Y-Kaufmann Concert Hall (NY, USA), Cadogan Hall (London, UK – BBC Proms Festival), National Gallery of Art (Washington DC, USA), Carnegie Hall (NY, USA), Bolivar Hall (London, UK), Teatro Teresa Carreño (Caracas, Venezuela), Chamber Music Society of Detroit and Auditorio Blas Galindo, (Mexico City, Mexico).
With a highly recognized reputation as a violin and chamber music professor, Simon Gollo has formed students that have been accepted in prestigious conservatories, universities and orchestras. He has taught in EL SISTEMA Venezuela, Filarmonica Joven de Colombia, Hohenstaufen kammermusik festival in Germany and Southampton Arts Festival (NY, USA). Currently, he is professor of Violin at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in New Mexico, USA. Next season, Mr. Gollo will be teaching at the Summit Music Festival in New York, USA.
Fourteen years ago, Mr. Gollo created the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy, the most important international chamber music festival and summer academy in Venezuela – which just had its first international edition in Aruba in Summer 2015. Due to Gollo’s enormous success as an entrepreneur musician and support to the community he and his festival have been recipient of many honors and awards.
La Catrina Quartet
Ensemble in residence in New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as “wonderful ambassadors for Latin American music”, LCSQ is recognized as the new vanguard for contemporary Latin American string quartet repertoire.
Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy 2012. Alessio Bax and Dali Quartet. Brahms Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 – I. Allegro non troppo.
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