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Vladimir Kulenovic

Associate Conductor

Following the completion of his post-graduate conducting studies at the Juilliard School, Vladimir Kulenovic was named Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera in the U.S., Principal Conductor of the Kyoto International Music Festival in Japan and Resident Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Serbia.

Upcoming engagements include debuts with Chicago Symphony, Houston Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Malaysian Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Macedonian National Opera (Aida) and returns to Belgrade, Macedonian Philharmonic , and Jacksonville Symphony, where Mr. Kulenovic was a featured conductor at the biennial League of American Orchestras Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview in March of 2013. Mr. Kulenovic will also return to the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, with the Taipei Symphony, following critically acclaimed performances there for the past two seasons.

Recent engagements include performances with the Beethoven--‐Orchester Bonn at the Beethovenhalle, Deutsche Kammerakademie/Neuss am Rhein, Belgrade, Slovenian, Zagreb and Macedonian Philharmonic orchestras, Lake Forest, Grand Rapids, and Evergreen Symphony orchestras, the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. Festival appearances include Aspen, Cabrillo, Salzburg Mozarteum and Verbier. As the conducting fellow at the Verbier Festival in 2009, Mr. Kulenovic conducted two internationally televised performances and was subsequently invited to serve as the conducting assistant to Kurt Masur at the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. He also had the honor of preparing the Belgrade Philharmonic at the Dubrovnik Festival for Zubin Mehta. He has collaborated with celebrated soloists such as Leon Fleisher, Augustin Hadelich, Mischa Maisky, Akiko Suwanai, Philippe Quint, Joseph Silverstein and Ralph Votapek, and will perform with Emmanuel Pahud, José Feghali, Elena Bashkirova, Torleif Thedéen and the Wanderer Trio in 2014/15.

In addition to studying with Kurt Masur from 2008--‐2012, Vladimir Kulenovic is an alumnus of the Juilliard School and was awarded the Charles Schiff Conducting Prize for Excellence upon the completion of his post--‐graduate studies with James DePreist. He also earned graduate degrees from the Peabody Institute, where he studied with Gustav Meier, and the Boston Conservatory where he graduated summa cum laude, as valedictorian, and was awarded the Alfred B. Whitney Award for the highest scholastic achievement. Mr. Kulenovic is also the proud recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Development Awards, the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, and the 2012 Mendelssohn--‐Bartholdy Fellowship.

As a pianist, Vladimir Kulenovic has been a Second Prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris.