“Simon Gollo is also a talented and very successful entrepreneur. Without previous experience, capital or tradition in that place, he created from scratch a great Music Festival in his native city of Maracaibo, Venezuela. This “Festival del Nuevo Mundo” is now a yearly event, bringing world famous musicians to perform every night a different program, taking advantage of several gorgeous venues belonging to the rich colonial cultural past of that country. Concerts are all sold out!”  Monique Duphil. Pianist. Oberlin Conservatory. Ohio, USA

 

 

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Summary of achievements

  • More than 200 summer concerts.
  • More than 40000 attendants.
  • More than 200 guest artists from: Venezuela, France, Russia, England, Mexico, the United States of America, Switzerland, Cuba, Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Australia, Uruguay, Hungary, Canada, Puerto Rico, Korea, Portugal, Belgium and Japan.
  • More than 1800 students.
  • Annual Concerto Competition and Conducting Competition.
  • 1 tour: FANM String Orchestra. 11 concerts throughout Colombia teaching more than 800 Colombian kids.
  • 25 Music and Art Conferences
  • 1 Opera: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • 2 Art Exhibitions.
  • Sponsor of the First Encounter of Latin-American Musicians in Morelia, Mexico.
  • Sponsor of Concerts in Argentina (Salta Symphony) and Venezuela (National Philharmonic Orchestra).
  • Sponsor of several Venezuelan music groups (tours, CD).

 

Guest Artists who have participated in the Aruba Symphony Festival

(Former Festival y Academia del Nuevo Mundo/ Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy)

2000-2017

Violin: Jean Jacques Kantorow (France), Antonio Núñez (Uruguay), Raphael Oleg (France), Jean Pierre Wallez (France), Gyula Stuller (Hungary), Maurice Hasson (France), Detlef Hahn (Germany), José Francisco del Castillo (Venezuela), Virginie Robilliard (France), Alexis Cárdenas (Venezuela), Simón Gollo (Venezuela), Tatiana Berkul (Russia), Tomas Hernández (Venezuela), Olivier Piguet (Switzerland), Richard Biaggini (Venezuela), Víctor Vivas (Venezuela), Pedro Moya (Venezuela), Álvaro Larez (Venezuela), Soh Hyun Park Altino (Korea), Francesca Anderegg (USA), Dmitri Berlinsky (Russia), Benjamin Sung (Taiwan), Carlos Rubio (Venezuela), Daniel Vega-Albela (Mexico), Netanel Draiblate (Israel).

Viola: Christoph Schiller (Switzerland), Elena Ozol (Russia), Santiago Garmendia (Venezuela), Adriana Linares (Venezuela), Carlos Paúl Rondón (Venezuela), Adriana Vírguez (Venezuela), Marvicpermar Urbina (Venezuela), Jesús Alfonso (Venezuela), Richard Young (USA), Jorge Martinez-Ríos (Mexico), Melissa Melendez (Venezuela), Randolph Kelly (USA).

Cello: Miklos Perenyi (Hungary), François Guye (Switzerland), Walter Grimmer (Switzerland), William Molina (Venezuela), Ivan Chiffoleau (France),Paul Desenne (Venezuela), Ludmila Krushkova (Russia), Horacio Contreras (Venezuela), Carlos Izcaray (Venezuela), Yolena Orea (Venezuela),Germán Marcano (Venezuela), Marcio Carneiro (Brazil), Mauricio López Chollett (Venezuela), Leonardo Altino (Brazil), Maria Alejandra Saturno (Venezuela), Jesús Morales (Puerto Rico), Johannes Burghoff (Belgium), Jorge Espinoza (Chile).

Double Bass: Edicson Ruiz (Venezuela), Marc Antoine Bonanomi (Switzerland), Pedro Vares (Uruguay), Valeria Thierry (Mexico), George Amorim (Brazil).

Piano: Jacques Rouvier (France), Ricardo Castro (Brazil), Yohn York (England), Mark Foster (Australia), Abraham Abreu (Venezuela), Imre Rohmann (Hungary), Gerardo Vila (Argentina), Sylviane Deferne (Switzerland), Juan David Molano (Colombia), Marc Bourdeau (Canada),Monique Duphil (France), Gabriela Montero (Venezuela), Vanessa Pérez (Venezuela), Arnaldo Pizzolante (Venezuela), Serguei Pilenkov (Russia),Clara Rodríguez (Venezuela), Clara Marcano (Venezuela), Aneiro Zambrano (Venezuela), Leo Blanco (Venezuela), Sadao Muraki (Venezuela), Carlos Urbaneja (Venezuela), Maiko Inoue (Japan), Jihye Chang (Korea), Edith Peña (Venezuela).

Clarinet: Jorge Montilla (Venezuela), Mark Friedman (USA), Ivette Geraud (Venezuela).

Oboe: Andrés Eloy Medina (Venezuela), Courtney Miller (USA).

Flute: Michel Bellavance (Canada), Luís Julio Toro (Venezuela), Marco Granados (Venezuela), Nicaulis Alliey (Venezuela), René Orea (Venezuela), Javier Montilla (Venezuela), Aldo Abreu (Venezuela), Paco Varoch (España), Maria Gabriela Rodriguez (Venezuela).

Classic Guitar: Luis Quintero (Venezuela), Luis Zea (Venezuela), Ciro Carbone (Italy).

Orchestral Conducting: Jean Pierre Wallez (France), Mark Foster (Australia), Eduardo Rahn (Venezuela), Carlos Izcaray (Venezuela), Andrés González (Venezuela), José Antonio Cerón (Venezuela), Osvaldo Ferreira (Portugal), Jan Wagner (Germany/Venezuela), Carlos Botero (Colombia).

Voice: Cesar Augusto Gutiérrez (Colombia), Margot Pares Reyna (Venezuela), William Alvarado (Venezuela).

Choirs: Antiphona (Venezuela).

Chamber Music Groups: Borodin Quartet (Russia), Cuarteto Latinoamericano (Mexico), Cuarteto de Cuerdas del Estado Ruso (Russia), Trío América (Colombia/Venezuela), Trío Mistral (Japan, Switzerland, Belgium), Cuarteto Clarinetes de Caracas (Venezuela), Octeto Académico de Caracas (Venezuela), Ensamble Cruz Diez (Venezuela), Dali String Quartet (USA).

Latin-American Traditional Music: Arcano (Venezuela), La Cuadra Venezolana (Venezuela), Ensamble Gurrufío (Venezuela), Alexis Cárdenas (Venezuela), Eddy Marcano (Venezuela), Encayapa (Venezuela), C4TRIO (Venezuela), Jorge Glem en Cuarteto (Venezuela), Jorge Polanco (Venezuela), Roberto Koch (Venezuela), Elvis Martínez (Venezuela), Huáscar Barradas (Venezuela), Ensamble Cruzao (Colombia), Matiz Ensamble (Venezuela).

Bandoneón: Luciano Jungman (Argentina).

Horn: Joel Arias (Venezuela).

Harp: Maria Luisa Rayan (Argentina), Marisela González (Venezuela).

Trumpet: Francisco Flores (Venezuela), Jean-Christophe Dobrzelewski (Switzerland), Marc Clodfelter (USA).

Trombone: Philippe Massart (Belgium), Andrea Neumann (Germany).

Orchestras: Orquestas de Venezuela, Orquesta Sinfónica Maracaibo, Orquesta de la Juventud Zuliana Rafael Urdaneta, Orquesta de Cuerdas del Festival Nuevo Mundo, Nuevo Mundo Festival Strings Orchestra.

Opera: Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Laureano Márquez (Venezuela), Giovanni Reali (Venezuela).

Art Exhibitions: Fine Arts Exhibition, organized by artist Fernando Asián (Spain). Photography Exhibition, organized by Ana Maria Otero (Venezuela).

Conferences: Liselotte Gollo (Venezuela), Sofía Barreto (Venezuela), José Mario Carrer (Argentina), Christophe Depierre (France), Virginie Robilliard (France), Reinaldo Moya (Venezuela).

 

For info and registrations check the Nuevo Mundo Festival & Academy website HERE