Conductor with an uncommon passion.
— John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
“An admirable statement of talent and potential”
— Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
“Brilliantly preserving the dramaturgy, Kulenovic poetically unfolded the last three movements [of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony] with impeccable clarity.”
— Bernhard Hatmann, General-Einzieger Bonn
“Maestro Kulenovic, again without sheet music, conducted [Debussy’s ‘Prelude’] with minimal effort but maximum result. Just as the faun drifts off to sleep, you could hear the calmness and serenity of the woods within the hall, and we felt as if we are there. Beautifully done!”
— Annete Skaggs, Arts Louisville
“Kulenovic met the fierce demands of Beethoven’s IX with a sonorous approach that allowed the listener to discover instrumental textures that are frequently overlooked. He must be recognized for being a precise conductor, who knows what he wants from his orchestra, and has the technical mastery necessary to achieve it.”
— Jorge Baeza Stancic, Bachtrack
The Rite of Spring is one of the biggest conducting challenges, to which Vladimir Kulenović at the lead of the Belgrade Philharmonic, approached very seriously and studiously. Stravinsky’s rhythmical patterns, incessantly alternating before the listener, were executed with ease and accuracy, while Kulenović delineated numerous sound contrasts in the rich palette of Stravinsky’s magnum opus.
— Srdjan Teparic, RTV Press Belgrade
When the [Mozart 40th] symphony was over, there was an odd and conspicuous delay in the applause, almost like the cinematic cliché of a “slow clap.” We were all so shocked with the force of this interpretation of Mozart, and the applause started slowly built strongly until we were all on our feet!”
— Michael Wyatt, Deseret News Salt Lake City