Simon Percic, portret photo by Janez Kotar

Simon Percic, portret photo by Janez Kotar

Simon Percic

Simon Percic has appeared extensively with orchestras in most European countries. In addition to the symphonic repertorie, Percic has been increasingly active conducting chamber and opera orchestras.

He appeared at many renowned international festivals and in various prestigious concert halls worldwide such as Mupa in Budapest, Musikverein in Vienna and Berlin Philharmonie hall in Berlin. In addition, he often recorded for radio and television.

Furthermore, he was the founder and the artistic director of OrkesterkamP (Summer Music School and Festival) and Svirel (International Competition and Festival) for over a decade.

He has a wide range of repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, including standard works as well as many rarely performed works and contemporary music. Simon Percic enjoys working with young musicians and is frequently invited to conduct at music colleges in Italy, Lithuania, Armenia, Hungary, Austria, Poland and Finland.

Simon Percic studied trombone at the Ljubljana Music Academy and Scuola di musica di Fiesole (Italy) where he also studied conducting under distinguished Finnish professor Jorma Panula. His later conducting mentors include Petter Sundkvist as well as Aldo Danieli-Danev and Erik Westberg, for operatic repertoire and choir conducting, respectively.

Following a chamber music career and freelance work with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Radio Symphony Orchestra, he also took various conducting masterclasses by renowned professors such as Paavo Järvi and Daniele Gatti.

Alongside his conducting engagements, Percic has a burgeoning reputation as a teacher and adjucator and his students have achieved notable success. He often appears also as a guest at conducting courses or a jury member at national and international music competitions.

Recently conducted orchestras: Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra (Sweden), Opera I Filharmonia Bialystok (Poland), Nova Philharmonic (Slovenia), Zugló Philharmonic Budapest (Hungary), Norrbotten NEO (Sweden), AYO - Auckland Youth Orchestra (New Zealand), Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic (Poland), Banda sinfónica municipal de Sevilla (Spain), Szeged University Wind Orchestra (Hungary), Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Wind Orchestra, Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra, Civica Orchestra di Fiati di Milano (Italy) and others.

Current residence: Umeå (Sweden)
Nationality: Slovene