Biography


Currently serving as concertmaster London Symphony Orchestra,  Roman Simovic has been described as a “supreme violinist” (Vecernji List, Croatia), praised for his “exceptional musicality’’ (Glos Konkursowy, Poland) and “far from being otherworldy ” (The Times, London),  proclaimed by the celebrated violinist Schlomo Mintz to be a “rare, grand talent with great potential and unlimited abilities…’’
Roman Simovic’s brilliant virtuosity and seemingly-inborn musicality, fueled by a limitless imagination, has taken him throughout Eastern and Western Europe,  Russia, Israel, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Canada, USA and South America, performing on many of world’s leading stages including the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Grand Opera House in Tel-Aviv, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Rudolfinum Hall in Prague, Barbican Hall in London, Mariinsky theatre concert hall in St. Petersburg, Art Centre in Seul, Grieg Hall in Bergen and the Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, to name a few. Quickly garnering a reputation on the international music scene, Roman Simovic has been awarded prizes at numerous international competitions among which are the International Violin Competition "Premio Rodolfo Lipizer" (Italy) where along with a Gold Medal he was awarded twelve special prizes, Sion-Valais International Violin Competition (Switzerland),  International Yampolsky Violin Competition (Russia) and the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition (Poland), placing him among the foremost violinists of his generation


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As soloist, Simovic has appeared with the London Symphony orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre symphony orchestra, Halifax symphony orchestra, Johannesburg philharmonic (South Africa),  Cape Town philharmonic (S. A.), Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Hungary), Camerata Bern (Switzerland), Camerata Salzburg (Austria), CRR Chamber Orchestra (Turkey),  Lvov Philharmonia, Macedonian Philharmonia, Moskovia Chamber Orchestra (Russia), Orchestra Philharmonica Minas Gerais Brazil, Poznan Philharmonia, Prague Philharmonia, Radio-Television Serbia Orchestra, Seul Simfonietta (Korea), Southeast Europe Symphonic Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonia, among many others. 
  Highlights of Simovic's 2011-2012 season include performances with Mariinski (Kirov) Orchestra under button of Valery Gergiev and London Symphony Orchestra with Antonio Pappano.

A sought-after artist, Roman Simovic has been invited and continues to perform at various distinguished festivals such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival in Croatia, “Kotor Art” Festival in Montenegro, the BEMUS and NOMUS Festivals in Serbia, “Sion Valais” Festival in Switzerland, Norway’s Bergen Festival, “Moscow Winter” Festival in Russia, Sancepolcro Festival in Italy, “Campus de Jordao” in Brazil and the Portogruaro Festival in Italy, "Granada music festival" in Spain, collaborating with such  renowned artists as Valery Gergiev, Schlomo Mintz,  Antonio Pappano, Jirzi Belohlavek, Kristian Jarvi, Francois Leleux, Itamar Golan, Janine Jensen and Julian Rachlin. 
  Aside from being an active soloist, and orchestral player, Roman Simovic is an avid chamber musician, and is a founding member of the distinguished Rubikon String Quartet with which he continues to record and tour.  Roman Simovic has recorded extensively for numerous Radio-Television networks in Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Thailand, Seoul, Istanbul, Croatia, and others. As an educator, he has presenter master-classes in the US, UK, South Korea, Israel- Keshet Eilon, France, Serbia and Montenegro. Roman Simovic plays a "J. B. Guadagnini" violin which was generously given to him on loan from Jonathan Moulds, Bank of America's president.