SIMON
PERČIČ

Simon Perčič is an English conductor. In his dvajsetletni broad conducting the practice in a substantial part of the time the music business. In recent years, however, working with a variety of symphonic, opernimi and pihalnimi orchestras, as well as the bands of modern music, and at the same time, in more detail, refined and increasing the repertoire and the duration of the Vienna modernism. The collaboration, which they carry from all over the world in a large number of international festivals leading up to the concert of performances in prestigious venues: Konserthuset-Stockholm, Harpa-Reykjavik, Müpa-Budapest; 's musikverein-Vienna, and the Berlin Philharmonie. Among other things, it was a Perčič also the artistic director of the Held from Komen, Vevškega Held From, Civica Orchestra di Fiati “G. Verdi” and Trieste Wind Band Project. In addition to this, he was a co-founder of three of the internationally-recognised projects. Orkesterkamp – The summer music school and festival, Svirel – The international competition and festival and the Symphony orchestra of the Of the NEW Philharmonic.

After completing his trombone studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, he obtained a master's degree in choral and orchestral conducting in Sweden (Luleå Tekniska universitet). He also studied as a conductor at the Italian Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (J. Panula). As an instrumentalist, he has been active as a chamber and orchestral musician - the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

Last but not least, Perčič often participates as a mentor in conductor training courses. In recent years he has successfully conducted the NOVA Conducting Academy in Nova Gorica, as well as numerous courses with international participation organised by the Universities of Music in Vilnius and Szeged, and the music associations of Seville, Brescia and Vicenza. In addition to his concert activity, he is also intensively engaged in his music-theoretical doctoral thesis at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

As a conductor he has worked with the following orchestras: National Music Festival Symphony Orchestra (USA), Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Armed Forces Orchestra (Slovenia), Opera i filharmonia Białystok, Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic (Poland), Zugló Philharmonic Budapest, Szeged Music Academy Wind Orchestra (Hungary), Banda Sinfónica Municipal de Sevilla (Spain), Lithuanian State Wind Orchestra, Vilnius Music Academy Orchestra (Lithuania), Civica Orchestra di Fiati di Milano (Italy), The University of Oulu Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Norrbotten NEO, Norrlandsoperan Symphony Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (RSPO)-Orchestral Academy (Sweden).

JAKA
PUCIHAR

In 1998, the Academy of music in Ljubljana with honors from completed studies in Composition and music theory (supervisor prof. Alojz Srebotnjak), and in 2002 completed a master's degree. It is the recipient of the student of the Prefix of the prize, 1999 at the Academy of music in Ljubljana, as a professor he teaches Jazz harmony, Aranžiranje, Improvisation, and is a founder of the Chair of the Jazz. In addition to the skladateljskega, aranžerskega, and academic performance is an attention-grabbing, also its activity in the poustvarjalnem in working with some of the vidnejšimi artists, such as Ireno Grafenauer, Mate Bekavcem, Darjo Švajger, Will Mavrič, with the Philharmonic orchestra and Big bandom radio-TELEVISION of Slovenia, and many others. He and his wife Ilonko is the co-author of a popular series of books by MY FRIEND the PIANO (slo/cro/eng).