Simon Krečič, prize winner at the 2008 international conducting competition in Grosseto, completed his piano studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in 2002 with Aci Bertoncelj, and pursued his post-graduate piano studies at the Bern University of Arts with Aleksandar Madžar. In 2012, he graduated in conducting under Milivoj Šurbek and continued his postgraduate studies in Switzerland under Dominique Roggen. During his studies, he conducted several Swiss orchestras, such as the Uni Orchestra Bern, the Spiez Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bern University of Arts, etc.
In 2011, he was appointed Assistant conductor in a production of Massenet's Werther at the Royal Opera House in Madrid, and in 2014 he conducted Rossini's Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opera in Piazza Festival in Oderzo, Italy. In 2015, he conducted Verdi's Macbeth at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy. He has also conducted at numerous European festivals, such as the Dubrovnik Summer Festival and the Verdi Festival in Busseto.
In Slovenia, he regularly conducts the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra as well as the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra as well as in both Slovenian opera houses: in Ljubljana (Rossini’s Cenerentola, 2017), and in Maribor (Wagner’s Das Rheingold, 2017). An avid advocate of contemporary music, he premiered and performed many works by contemporary music composers, such as Nina Šenk, Uroš Rojko and Elliott Carter, and collaborated with renowned soloists (Robert Aitken) and ensembles (Slowind). In December 2013, Simon Krečič has been appointed Artistic Director of the Slovene National Theatre Maribor Opera and Ballet, a position he holds to the present day.