Montenegro who attended the Academy of Music and Arts in Novi Sad, the
Music Academy in Cetinje, the Music School for
Talented Pupils in Lyov, and the Tchaikovsky
Conservatoire in Moscow. His
teachers included Yuri Golda, his father Igor Simovic,
and Marina Yashvili.
In 2004, he
participated in the Belgrade Music Festival (BEMUS) where he and pianist Itamar Golan interpreted Christoph
Willibald Gluck’s “Orphei Song”
and Antonio Bazzini’s “La Rondo des Lutins”.
He appeared at
the LYRIC Chamber Music Society of New York on 28th May 2008 for
a program entitled “From Russia With Love”. The recital included Igor Stravinsky’s
“L’Histoire du Soldat
for Clarinet, Violin and Piano” and Peter Ilyich
Tchaikovsky’s “Valse-Scherzo for
Violin and Piano”.
March 2009, he and pianist Tatiana Goncharova
were the guest soloists of the Lyric Chamber Ensemble at the Stephen Wise
Free Synagogue for a performance of “Concerto for Violin, Piano and
String Orchestra” by Felix Mendelssohn.
He joined the
Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra on 16th October 2010 at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine for Mendelssohn’s “Concerto
for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64”.
December 2010, he was the featured soloist when the London Symphony
Orchestra offered up Max Bruch’s “Violin Concerto No. 1 in G
minor, Op. 26”.
He and cellist
Tim Hugh were front and center on 17th March 2011 at St. Luke’s
where they teamed up for George Frideric Handel’s
“Passacaglia” as arranged by Johan Halvorsen.
April 2011, he performed “Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47”
by Jean Sibelius with the LSO under the baton of Kristjan
Jarvi at the Barbican.
He was the
guest soloist of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra and Johannesburg
Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2011 when he played “Violin Concerto in
D major, Op. 61” by Ludwig van Beethoven.
In the summer
of 2011, he was a senior teacher at the International Master Course for Violin
and Stringed Instruments in Kibbutz Eilon, Israel.
He and fellow
violinist David Alberman gave a performance
demonstration of “Different Trains” and “Violin Phase”
by Steve Reich as part of the composer’s 75th birthday
celebration on 15th October 2011.
November 2011, he was the guest soloist of Symphony Nova Scotia at the
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax
where he interpreted “Violin Concerto No. 2” by Sergei
Prokofiev. His encore was the “Ballade”
from “Violin Sonata No. 3” by Eugene Ysaye.
He joined the Marinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra for Johannes Brahms’
“Violin Concerto” in St.
on 30th December 2011.
In January and
February 2012, he performed “Violin Concerto” by Erich Korngold
with the SYOA Symphony Orchestra and LSO in Armenia
He has also
served as concert master with Camerata Salzburg
and Orquestra Sinfonica
do Estado de Minas Gerais and helped co-found the
Rubikon String Quartet.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Music
of Republic in Montenegro.