Simón Gollo has been named assistant conductor at the Plano Symphony Orchestra in Texas.

The Plano Symphony Orchestra in Texas has appointed Simón Gollo as assistant conductor. He succeeds Assistant Conductor Shira Samuels-Shragg, who has accepted a similar position with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra after two years with Plano. Gollo was recently appointed as professor of violin at the University of North Texas and will share his time between UNT and the Plano Symphony in the coming season. In January 2023, Gollo was appointed artistic director and conductor of the Carolina Youth Symphony and conductor for the Furman Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. Gollo served as a violin instructor at New Mexico State University and Furman University for nearly a decade, and was named conductor of the New Mexico State University Philharmonic in 2016. He has led youth and professional orchestras through the U.S., Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, and Venezuela. Since January 2022, he has served as the artistic director at the New England Music Camp. In addition, Gollo has led the Simón Bolívar Chamber Orchestra and is set to make his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Hector Guzman is music director of the Plano Symphony.