Vladimir Kulenovic
Lake Forest Symphony
Belgrade Philharmonic

Vladimir Kulenovic
Recently appointed Music Director of Lake Forest Symphony on the North Shore of Chicago, Resident Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic and Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony, Vladimir Kulenovic is rapidly emerging as one of America's most exciting young conducting talents. Among his 2012/2013 season highlights were debuts with the Leipzig Symphony, Zagreb Philharmonic and with the Jacksonville Symphony as one of the six top emerging conductors chosen by the League of American Orchestras for its bi-annual Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview. Debuts during the 2013/2014 season include Evergreen Symphony/Taipei, Grand Rapids Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony, as well as re-invitations to the Jacksonville Symphony and Macedonian Philharmonic where he will lead a production of Verdi's Aida.

Recent engagements include performances with the Beethoven-Orchester Bonn at the Beethovenhalle, Deutsche Kammerakademie/Neuss am Rhein, the Juilliard Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Slovenian Philharmonic. Festival appearances include Aspen, Cabrillo, Salzburg Mozarteum and Verbier. As 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, Philippe Quint, Joseph Silverstein and Akiko Suwanai.

Vladimir Kulenovic was awarded the Alfred B. Whitney Award for highest scholastic achievement at the Boston Conservatory, where he graduated summa cum laude and was class valedictorian, earning a Bachelor's degree in piano performance and a Master's degree in conducting. Among his other awards are the Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, the 2012 and 2013 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Development Award, and the Charles Schiff Conducting Prize for Excellence. Mr. Kulenovic holds graduate diplomas in conducting from both the Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School and has studied with Marin Alsop, James DePreist, Kurt Masur and Gustav Meier.