Il brillante virtuosismo e l’innata musicalità di Roman Simović lo hanno portato a suonare in tutti i continenti, calcando i palcoscenici delle più importanti sale da concerto del mondo, tra cui: Bolshoi Hall del Conservatorio Tchaikovsky di Mosca, il Teatro Mariinsky di San Pietroburgo, la Grand Opera House di Tel-Aviv, la Victoria Hall di Ginevra, la Rudolfinum Hall di Praga, la Barbican Hall di Londra, l’Art Centre di Seoul, la Grieg Hall di Bergen, la Rachmaninov Hall di Mosca.
Ha vinto numerosi premi in concorsi internazionali (“Rodolfo Lipizer” in Italia, Sion-Valais in Svizzera, Yampolsky Violin Competition in Russia, Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Polonia) imponendosi come uno dei più importanti violinisti della sua generazione.
Come solista, Roman Simović si è esibito con alcune delle maggiori orchestre del mondo (London Symphony orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Mariinsky, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino, Symphony Nova Scotia in Canada, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra in Ungheria, Camerata Bern, Camerata Salzburg, CRR Chamber Orchestra in Turchia, Poznan Philharmonia, Prague Philharmonia, Het Brabant Orchestra) con direttori quali: Valery Gergiev, Antonio Pappano, Daniel Harding, Gianandrea Noseda, Kristjan Järvi, Jiri Belohlavek, Pablo Heras Casado, Nikolai Znaider.
Assidua presenza in alcuni dei più importanti festival internazionali (tra cui: Verbier Festival, “White Nights” Festival di San Pietroburgo, Moscow Easter Festival di Mosca, Dubrovnik Summer Festival in Croatia, Festiva di Portogruaro, Granada Music Festival in Spagna), Roman Simovic collabora stabilmente con rinomati musicisti quali: Leonidas Kavakos, Yuja Wang, Gautier Capuçon, Tabea Zimermann, Misha Maisky, Schlomo Mintz, François Leleux, Itamar Golan, Simon Trpčeski, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin.
Roman Simovic è anche un appassionato camerista ed è uno dei membri fondatori del rinomato Rubikon String Quartet.
Molto attivo anche come educatore, tiene con frequenza master-class negli Stati Uniti, Regno Unito, Corea del Sud, Serbia, Montenegro. Israele.
Roman Simović suona uno Stradivari del 1709, generosamente messogli a disposizione da Jonhatan Moulds, presidente della Bank of America.
Da diversi anni Roman Simović è l’apprezzato primo violino solista della London Symphony Orchestra la cui formazione d’archi ha anche diretto in tre incisioni discografiche per l’etichetta LSO. Tra le sue prossime pubblicazione discografiche, i Concerti di Tchaikovsky e di Glazunov con l’Orchestra del Teatro Mariinsky e la direzione di Valery Gergiev.
Roman Simović collabora regolarmente per la musica da camera con alcuni dei musicisti più in vista della scena internazionale, tra cui:
Blythe Teh Engstroem
Alcuni dei direttori con cui Roman Simović ha suonato da solista:
Pablo Heras Casado
Simovic gave a magnetic performance of Bruch violin concerto (LSO / Pappano), rich in tone intensively expressive, virtuosity and musicianship entwined. This was a fresh and vibrant account, especially eloquent and tender in the slow movement. For a fiery encore, Simovic offered a movement from Ysaye Sonata No. 2, written for Jacques Thibaud, each of the four movements referencing the ‘Dies irae’ plainchant; I am pretty sure Simovic essayed the finale, ‘Les furies’, which lives up to its name.
— Colin Anderson, Classicalsource.com, Nov 2016
Simovic’s statuesque posture and affable but self-effacing demeanour provided an approprate stage presence for this most popular of all violin concertos. He expressed Bruch’s music (Violin Concerto No 1 / LSO / Pappano) with equal measures of sweet lyricism and powerful intensity, and there was clearly a good rapport between soloist and orchestra. Simovic’s keen phrasing and Pappano’s wonderful orchestral shaping made for a true dialogue, particularly in the first two movements, with sympathetic support from the LSO’s plaintive winds and rugged strings. The inescapably romantic second movement was beautifully played, with both soloist and orchestra combining to produce a warm and rich texture, making the music flow gently like melting butter. The gypsy feel of the finale was played with plenty of verve, with Simovic navigating the interweaving phrases with great technique and enthusiasm leading to a satisfying joyous climax. His evocative encore was the final movement from Ysaye’s Sonata no. 2.
— Mark Thomas, Bachtrack.com, Nov 2016
Simovic’s tone was both sweet and husky, his pacing unhurried yet never indulgent. His infinitesimal control of phrasing and dynamics created an almost delusory sense of the music unfolding in multiple spaces, while in the finale, his stamping feet added an irresistible percussive counterpoint. (Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1). Unsurprisingly, Simovic enjoyed the close interplay with the orchestra; Pappano stayed with him every step of the way.
— Nick Kimberley, Evening Standard, Nov 2016
Roman Simovic had a delightful sweet-toned lyricism, and an easy, smiling virtuosity. It was just what was needed to reveal the charm in this somewhat earnest, solidly-crafted piece (Glazunov Violin Concerto / LSO / Gergiev)
— Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, Feb 2015
He is a stylish player with a sweet, lyrical sound and his performance of the Glazunov (LSO / Gergiev) was neatly self-contained. The slow section (Glazunov composed the concerto in a single movement) flowed beautifully and Simovic dispatched the double-stopping and left-hand pizzicato of the finale efficiently, without quite letting rip. Milstein’s transcription of themes from Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz no. 1, allowed Simovic to display demonic virtuosity at greater length in an encore.
— Mark Pullinger, Bachtrack.com, Feb 2015
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Britten: Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge
Elgar: Introduction and Allegro
LSO String Ensemble
LSO Live November 2016
Schubert (arr. Mahler): Death and the Maiden
Shostakovich (arr. Barshai): Chamber Symphony in C minor
LSO String Ensemble
LSO Live March 2016
Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C
LSO String Ensemble
LSO Live May 2015
Repertorio con orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BMV 1042
Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BMV 1042
Violin Rhapsody No. 1
Violin Rhapsody No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40
Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
Concerto for Violin and Cello, op. 102
Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
Violin Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 58
Poème, Op. 25
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53
Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82
Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Concerto Funebre for Violin and String Orchestra
Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 14
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 20
Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21
Méditation from Thaïs
Concerto for Violin and Strings in D minor
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K. 218
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 Rondo in C major, K. 373
Violin Concerto, Op. 33
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6
Fratres for violin, string orchestra and percussion
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Havanaise in E major, op. 83
Pablo de Sarasate
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Introduction and Tarantella, op. 43
Rondo in A major, D. 438
Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77
Violin Sonata (arr. Perc and String Orchestra), Op. 134
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
Violin Concerto in D
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Souvenir d’un lieu cher (arr. for violin and orchestra by Glazunov)
Le Quattro Stagioni
Carmen Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra
Légende in G minor, op. 17
Fantasy Brilliante on Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20
Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor