Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony, Vladimir Kulenovic maintains a guest conducting schedule that includes collaborations with acclaimed soloists Leon Fleisher, Mischa Maisky, Akiko Suwanai and Augustin Hadelich, and orchestras worldwide. In Europe, Kulenovic will soon lead Leipzig Symphony, Belgrade Philharmonic, Slovenian Philharmonic, Zagreb Philharmonic and Macedonian Philharmonic. In Asia he served as the Principal Conductor of the Kyoto Music Festival, and led two critically acclaimed performances with Evergreen Symphony at the National Concert Hall in Taipei.
Recent engagements include performances with the Beethoven- Orchester Bonn at Beethovenhalle, National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein, Verbier, Aspen, Salzburg
Mozarteum and Cabrillo festival orchestras, and a benefit performance of Mozart’s Requiem with members of New York Choral Society and Juilliard Orchestra for Japan’s Disaster Relief Fund.
Since 2008, Vladimir has been mentored by Kurt Masur during his annual masterclasses in New York, Bonn, Leipzig and Verbier where he assisted maestro as the Verbier, Festival Conducting Fellow, leading two internationally televised performances on Medici TV. Vladimir also served as Maestro Masur’s assistant at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and prepared the orchestra at the Dubrovnik Festival for Maestro Zubin Mehta.
Recipient of the Sir Georg Solti Award, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, Vladimir was awarded the Charles Schiff Conducting Prize for Excellence at the Juilliard School, where he completed his postgraduate studies under the mentorship of James DePreist and Alan Gilbert. Prior to his studies at Juilliard, he served as cover conductor of the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Opera and graduated from the Peabody Institute under the tutelage of Gustav Meier. He also served as a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music.
Mr. Kulenovic was awarded the prestigious Alfred B. Whitney Prize for the highest scholastic achievement at the Boston Conservatory where he earned degrees in Conducting and Piano Performance. As a pianist, Mr. Kulenovic won the 2nd Prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris.