Award-winning Swiss-Venezuelan violinist, Simón Gollo, started his violin studies in Venezuela at the age of 5. After turning 11 years old, he moved to Switzerland to continue his formation, earning degrees from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève and the Conservatoire Superieur et Academie de Musique Tibor Varga in Sion. His teachers included Gyula Stuller from the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne, Patrick Genet from the Sine Nomine Quartet, Anne Bauer from the Conservatoire de Musique Neuchâtelois, and the violinist Gabor Takacs. Mr. Gollo has also participated in master classes by members of the Amadeus, Bartók, and Sine Nomine Quartet and violin masters Alexander Kerr, Naoko Tanaka, Tibor Varga, Ana Chumachenko and Igor Bezrodny..
Academic accomplishments highlights:
Soloist Diploma in Violin Performance (Master Degree in Violin Performance)
Conservatoire Supérieur et Académie de Musique Tibor Varga, Sion, Switzerland.
Primary teachers: Gyula Stuller, Gabor Takacs.
Virtuosity Diploma in Violin Performance
Conservatoire de Musique, Genève, Switzerland
Primary teachers: Patrick Genet
Violin Performance and Pedagogy Studies
Conservatoire de Musique, Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Primary teacher: Anne Bauer
Gyula Stuller, Concertmaster from the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne.
Patrick Genet from the Sine Nomine Quartet
Anne Bauer from the Conservatoire de Musique Neuchâtelois
Gabor Takacs, Violinist
Chamber Music master classes attended by:
Members of the Amadeus Quartet
Members of the Takacs Quartet
Members of the Bartók Quartet
Members of the Sine Nomine Quartet
Members of the Fine Arts Quartet
Selected Violin masters classes attended: