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Simón Gollo (He/Him)

Artistic Director - Snow Pond Music Festival

NEMC Symphony Orchestra & Violin

Simon Gollo Foto Simón 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.

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Qiao Pic Born in China and rooted in the United States, Qiao Chen Solomon is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and conductor who performs throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Her U.S. debut was in 2002 with the ARCO Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She also had the honor of being a featured solo artist on the orchestra’s recording of Vivaldi’s violin concerto on the Art Classics label.

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Marion Baker 150x150Marion Baker is principal cellist with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and free-lances in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  He is a co-founder of the RusticWay Chamber Music Ensemble and plays with the Listen Local Ensemble and the National Gallery/Sunrise Quartet.  

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AmaroDuboisPraised for his “utmost commitment, and sensitivity to the composers’ diverse voices” by Fanfare Magazine, Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois has become known for his work in expanding and popularizing lesser-known repertoire for the viola through collaborative projects in Brazil and North America.

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JarvisTristen Jarvis is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, composer, and teaching artist. He has performed and collaborated in a myriad of settings, most notably with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, on tour with hard rock/heavy metal royalty Joan Jett and Halestorm as a supporting act, producing and recording with Grammy-nominated jazz and groove-music drummer Nate Smith, and as a featured performer at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.  

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MercanoGermán Marcano currently excels among the most important cellists in the Latin American music scene. His performances have received the best acclaims from musicians and the specialized critic, and his chamber music work with the Rios Reyna Quartet, has stand out as one of the most important in the continent. A student with Maestro Stefan Popov and of the renowned British pedagogue William Pleeth, Marcano obtained his Bachelor of Music Degree in year 1983, at the prestigious Surrey University, England, where he was prized for the year’s best graduation concert.

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NewbroughSteve Newbrough stands out as a dynamic presence in the music scene, showcasing his versatility as both a solo guitarist and chamber musician. His performances have graced stages nationwide, captivating audiences through television and radio appearances.

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Nash 130Dr. Nash Ryder began playing violin at the age of seven.  He went on to study with world-renowned artists and pedagogues Donald Weilerstein, Anait Arutunian, Ronald Copes, Frank Huang, Scott Flavin, Jan Mark Sloman and Robin Scott.

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SanchezBorn in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Diana Sánchez, a faculty member of the Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University, has developed an international career as a violinist. She has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the New Horizons Symphony in New Mexico (2017) and the Ibague Symphony Orchestra in Colombia (2019). She has toured internationally with the Colombian Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Mexico State University Philharmonic Orchestra, the National University of Colombia Symphony Orchestra, and the Bogotá Symphony Orchestra, among others.

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