Simon Gollo

Simon Gollo

Associate Professor of Violin

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Simon Gollo is recognized as a multifaceted and charismatic musician who enjoys a
successful international career as a chamber musician, pedagogue, soloist, and
conductor. He is also a recording artist for the international recording label IBS
Classical, and is represented, alongside the Reverón Piano Trio, by HALAC Artists and
Meluk Kultur Management.

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 Casals Festival, BBC Proms Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

He has collaborated 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), Jeff Bradetich, Adam Liu, David Cerutti, Randolph Kelly, and the Cuarteto
Latinoamericano, among many others.

His passion for the chamber orchestra repertoire led him to join the Orchestra of St.
Luke’s in New York and to play leading roles in major festivals, tours, and concerts with
other chamber orchestras such as the Camerata Nordica (Sweden), Post Classical
Ensemble (Washington, DC), Music Institute Chamber Orchestra (San Antonio) and
Dallas Chamber Symphony. In January 2020 he was guest concertmaster for the
Orquesta Ciudad de Granada under the baton of Michał Nesterowicz.
Throughout his career, Simon Gollo has served as the Founder and Artistic Director of
various music festivals in Venezuela, Aruba, and the United States intended to educate
and edify young musicians. 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.

In 2020, his album “CHAUSSON,” alongside the pianist John Novacek, and under the
label IBS CLASSICAL, received vast positive international reviews in prestigious
magazines like Scherzo, Melomano, Mundo Clásico, El Diario de Sevilla, and Fanfare.
In 2021, he was selected as the recipient of a “Spring 2021 College of Arts and
Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship” at New Mexico State

In 2022, Simon Gollo is appointed Artistic Director of the Snow Pond/New England
Music Camp and he became Associate Professor of Violin at Furman University.


  • Soloist Diploma in Violin Performance (Master in Violin Performance)
  • "Conservatoire Supérieur et Académie de Musique Tibor Varga", Sion, Switzerland. Primary teachers: Gyula Stuller, Gabor Takacs.

Research Interests

Music from Latin America for solo violin, chamber orchestra, and orchestra.

Representative Publications

Honors and Awards

  • New Mexico State University's "Spring 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship" award.
  • Aruba Tourism Authority. Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Certificate of recognition for the organization and the artistic direction of
    the Aruba Symphony Festival and Academy.

Additional Professional Activity

Artistic Director of the Snow Pond - New England Music Camp