HIGHLIGHTS

2002 completed study at Ljubljana Music Academy 

2002-2005 studying conducting at ISEB under the guidance of Jan Cober, Felix Hauswirth, Franco Cesarini and Carlo Pirola

2007-2008 finishing program "Giovani Direttori d'Europa" at  Accademia di Musica di Fiesole (Florence) with Finnish profesor Jorma Panula

2014-2015 studying conducting at Royal Northern Collage of Music with prof. Mark Heron and J. v. Stein (RNCM Conducting Masterclasses)

2002-2004 official substitute member of Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

2003-2006 substitute player of Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra

2001 artistic director of Karst Brass Weekend

2005- founder & artistic director of OrkesterkamP (Summer Music School and festival)

2009- founder & artistic director of Svirel (International Competition for Soloist and Chamber Music groups) 

1998-2011 conductor of Komen Wind Orchestra

2004-2006 conductor of Ljubljana City Wind Band (PPOV)

2007-2010 conductor of Ljubljana University Symphonic Winds

2010-2017 music director and conductor of NOVA Philharmonic (International Youth Symphony Orchestra)

2014- founding international music Academy "NOVA Academy".

2015- conductor of Trieste Wind Orchestra Project, founding and conducting novaBRASS ensemble

2016- Founding and conducting NOVA Academy Chamber Orchestra 

2017- Teaching and programing NOVA Academy conducting school

 

CONDUCTING

Conducting an orchestra happened by coincidence when asked to establish a new born wind orchestra of municipality Komen. Under his leadership orchestra won several national and international competitions (ZSG, Riva del Garda, SCL Wien) and performed concerts in great concert halls such as Musikverein Wien and Berlin Philharmonie. At the same time many other initiatives occurred, among them conducting Ljubljana city wind band (PPOV), Trieste city wind band and founding of Ljubljana University Symphonic Winds (UPOL). In 2010 Simon Perčič was a founding member of the international youth symphony "NOVA Philharmonic" based in Nova Gorica (Slovenia). The orchestra plays a crucial role in concert music in the region and is connecting Slovenian-Italian musical cultures and traditions. On the initiative of the artistic director Simon Perčič they founded several chamber music groups (string, wind and brass ensemble, brass & wind quintet and string quartets) to cover a wide range of human musical expression. Evident is also an intense collaboration with Slovenian composers such as Andrej Misson, Marjan Mozetich, Corrado Rojac, Adi Danev, Jaka Pucihar, Nejc Bečan, Marko Mozetič, Lojze Krajnčan and others. He is regularly invited to conduct abroad as well to be a jury member at international and national music competitions. 

PROJECT LEADERSHIP

Over the years Simon Perčič developed interests and skills in musical project management. He is a founding member and artistic director of project UPOL; School and Festival OrkesterkamP, International Competition & Festival SVIREL, International Youth Symphony Orchestra NOVA Philharmonic and Trieste Wind Orchestra Project (TWOP). He managed to establish strong foundation and enthusiastic team of young people for a genuine musical project realisation.

TEACHING & COACHING

At the age of 19 he showed his interest in brass teaching, which he regularly did for 15 years in various music schools (Ajdovščina, Logatec, Komen). His interest was focused on teaching young brass musicians. Many of his students achieved highest national and international prizes and in addition many of them continued their musical education on professional level. His experiences were brought to the class from various masterclasses he had attended around the world (Aspen School of Music (USA), Accademia Musicale Chigiana (Italia), Campos de Jordao (Brasil), Alicante (spain), ITF (Utrecht), New York, Wien, Scuola di musica di Fiesole (Florence), ISEB (Trento) etc.). He was inspired by various artists such as S. Gabetta, E. Pahud, D. Clevenger, M. Pierobon, B. van Dijk, B. Slokar, N. J. Zivkovic, J.Thompson, J. Alessi, R. Horvath, V. Globokar, C. Svanberg, R. Vlatković, S. Mead, O.Baadsvik, A.Fossi and others. Special thanks also goes to his former teachers; Zoran lupinc, Ivo Bašič, Domen Jeraša, Boris Šinigoj, Luccio Zanella, Roger Bobo and Antonello Mazzucco.