Simon Krečič completed his piano studies at the Ljubljana Academy of Music in 2002 as the last student of Aci Bertoncelj and pursued his postgraduate piano studies at the Bern University of Arts with Aleksandar Madžar. He also studied conducting with Milivoj Šurbek in Ljubljana and Dominique Roggen in Switzerland. During this time he led several Swiss orchestras. In 2008 he won third prize at the Grosseto International Conducting Competition in Italy.
Since March 2009 his has been a regular guest with the Slovenian Philharmonic and the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra leading several subscription concerts (Blue Series, Chromatica, Mozartina), as well as official and occasional state concerts. He has collaborated with many Slovenian and foreign soloists including Dubravka Tomšič Srebotnjak, Evgen Indjic, Aleksandar Madžar, Branimir Slokar and Wonji Kim Ozim. His symphonic repertoire is broad and encompasses core works by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and all the important Romantic composers (Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn) as well as 20th century and contemporary music.
Since 2013 he has been the artistic director of the Slovene National Theatre Opera of Maribor. In 2017 he conducted the first staging in Maribor of Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold.
Krečič is becoming more established internationally, having conducted at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, on the Palermo Classica Festival in Sicily, at the Verdi Festival in the composer’s birth city of Busseto (Teatro Regio di Parma), at the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, in addition to theaters in Rovigo, Rheinsberg near Berlin, China and at the Summer Festival in Dubrovnik. In 2019 the city of Maribor awarded him the Glazer Prize for his achievements in culture.