ROMAN SIMOVIC – Violin
Roman Simovic’s brilliant virtuosity and seemingly-inborn musicality, fueled by a limitless imagination, has taken him to all continents performing on many of the world’s leading stages including the Barbican Hall in London, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Bolshoi Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Mariinsky Hall in St. Petersburg, Grand Opera House in Tel-Aviv, Rudolfinum Hall in Prague, Art Centre in Seoul, Grieg Hall in Bergen, and Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow.
He has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions among which are “Premio Rodolfo Lipizer” (Italy), Sion–Valais (Switzerland), Yampolsky Violin Competition (Russia) and The Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland), placing him among the foremost violinists of his generation.
As soloist, Simovic has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras: London Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestra of Teatro Regio, Torino, Symphony Nova Scotia (Canada), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Hungary), Camerata Bern (Switzerland), Camerata Salzburg (Austria), CRR Chamber Orchestra (Turkey), Poznan Philharmonia, Prague Philharmonia, and North Brabant (Holland) under the baton of such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda, Kristian Jarvi, Jiri Belohlavek, Pablo Heras Casado, and Nikolai Znaider.
As a sought-after chamber and solo recital artist, Roman Simovic has been invited and continues to perform at various distinguished international festivals such as the “Verbier Festival”, ” White Nights” Festival St. Petersburg, Easter Festival of Valery Gergiev, Moscow, Dubrovnik Summer Festival in Croatia, “Kotor Art” Montenegro, the BEMUS and NOMUS Festivals in Serbia, “Sion Valais” Switzerland, Norway’s Bergen Festival, “Moscow Winter” Festival, Portogruaro Festival in Italy, and “Granada Music Festival” in Spain where he collaborates with such renowned artists as Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, Gautie Capuson, Tabea Zimermann, Misha Maisky, Schlomo Mintz, Francois Leleux, Itamar Golan, Simon Trpceski, Janine Jansen, and Julian Rachlin.
His discography includes 2 CD’s directing the London Symphony Orchestra’s String Ensemble for the LSO label and the Tchaikovsky and Glazunov Concertos with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra for Mariinsky label. As an educator, he has presented master-classes throughout the US, UK, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, and Israel.
Roman Simovic plays a 1709 Antonio Stradivari violin which is generously given to him on loan from Jonathan Moulds, Bank of America’s president.
Currently Mr Simovic is serving as a leader of the London Symphony Orchestra.