Stauffer Professor since 2021.
Roman Simović’s brilliant virtuosity has taken him throughout all continents performing on many of world’s leading stages including the Great Hall of the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre, the Opera House in Tel Aviv, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Barbican in London, the Seoul Arts Center, the Grieg Hall in Bergen and the Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow.
Roman Simović has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions including the Premio Rodolfo Lipizer Competition (Italy), the Sion-Valais Competition (Switzerland), the Yampolsky Violin Competition (Russia) and the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland), placing him among the foremost violinists of his generation.
As a soloist, Simović has appeared with the world’s leading orchestras, among them the London Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Teatro Regio Torino, the Symphony Nova Scotia (Canada), the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Hungary), the Camerata Bern (Switzerland), the Camerata Salzburg (Austria), the CRR Chamber Orchestra (Turkey), the Poznań Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonic, the Brabant Orchestra (The Netherlands), the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Schottish Orchestra, the Orchestra Reggio della Toscana with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda, Kristian Jarvi, Jiri Belohlavek, Pablo Heras Casado, Nikolai Znaider, Mark Elder and John Wilson.
A sought-after artist, Roman Simović has been invited by and continues to perform at various distinguished festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Stars of the White Nights in St Petersburg, the Moscow Easter Festival, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in Croatia, Kotor Art in Montenegro, the BEMUS and NOMUS festivals in Serbia, the Sion-Valais Festival in Switzerland, Norway’s Bergen Festival, the Moscow Winter festival in Russia, the Portogruaro Festival in Italy and the Granada Music Festival in Spain, collaborating with such renowned artists as as Leonidas Kavakos, Evgeny Kissin,Yuja Wang, Gautie Capuson, Antoine Tamestit, Misha Maisky, Schlomo Mintz, Francois Leleux, Itamar Golan, Simon Trpceski, Janine Jansen and Julian Rachlin.
As an educator, he has presented master-classes in the US, UK, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Israel, Italy. In the 2018 season, Roman Simović released 24 Caprices by Paganini (LSO live).
Roman Simović is a leader of the London Symphony Orchestra. He plays a 1709 Antonio Stradivari violin, which was generously given to him on loan from Jonathan Moulds, Bank of America’s President.
Concertmaster Artist Diploma
This unique course offers the opportunity to study with ten concertmasters from leading European orchestras. Students will meet one Professor per month, deepening their study of the orchestral and solo repertoire, going on to develop the qualities essential to fill the role of concertmaster, thus coming into contact with the best professionals in the international music community.