The brilliant violinist Roman Simović from Montenegro will have a concert tonight at 9 p.m. in the Church of “Saint Sophia” as part of the music program of the “Ohrid Summer” festival. On the repertoire are “Six Sonatas for Solo Violin” by Eugène Ysaÿe.
As a soloist, Roman Simović has performed with some of the leading orchestras in the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Orchestra of Teatro Regio in Turin, the Symphony Orchestra in Halifax (Canada), the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Hungary, the Camerata Bern in Switzerland, the Camerata Salzburg in Austria, as well as orchestras in Turkey, Poland, and the Netherlands. He has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda, Christian Jarvi, Jirí Belohlávek, Pablo Heras-Casado, Nikolaï Znaider, and Thomas Søndergård.
In the 2022/23 season, Roman will perform with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, the National Radio Orchestra of Spain, the Zagreb Philharmonic, and will lead the Asturias Orchestra. He will also perform in Braunschweig and be a soloist on the tour of the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, playing the rarely performed Violin Concerto by Miklós Rózsa.
This violinist with natural talent has appeared at numerous prestigious festivals, including “Verbier,” “White Nights” in St. Petersburg, Vadim Repin’s “Trans-Siberian Festival,” “Easter Festival,” the Summer Festival in Dubrovnik, “Kotor Art” in Montenegro, BEMUS and NOMUS in Serbia, “Sion-Valais” in Switzerland, the festival in Bergen, “Moscow Nights,” and festivals in Italy and Spain, collaborating with top musical stars of today, such as Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, Gautier Capuçon, Misha Maisky, Shlomo Mintz, François Leleux, Itamar Golan, Simon Trpčeski, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Evgeny Kissin, Antoine Tamestit, Antonio Meneses, Nikolai Lugansky, and others.
Simović is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy in London and has extensive experience as an educator. He frequently leads masterclasses in the USA, the UK, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Montenegro, and Israel, as well as at the Verbier Festival, where he often performs as a soloist with orchestras, chamber musician, or in recitals. He has received several prestigious awards for his violin playing.
Since 2010, he has been the Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra. He plays a violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1709, which is on loan to him from the philanthropist and instrument collector Jonathan Moulds.