Festival appearances include Aspen, Cabrillo, Kuhmo, Round Top, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Verbier and critically acclaimed collaborations include such celebrated artists as Leon Fleisher, Mischa Maisky, Augustin Hadelich, Joaquín Achúcarro, Barry Douglas, Philippe Quint, Joseph Silverstein, Akiko Suwanai, Jean-Frederic Neuburger and Sasha Cooke.
In 2012, Mr. Kulenovic was awarded the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Fellowship and the position of conducting assistant with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, where he worked closely with his long-time mentor, the late maestro Kurt Masur. He has also served as cover conductor with the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and Baltimore Symphony, and has assisted many illustrious conductors including Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Thierry Fischer, Sir Andrew Davis, Alan Gilbert, Andrey Boreyko, Marin Alsop and others.
Vladimir Kulenovic holds graduate diplomas in conducting from both The Juilliard School and the Peabody Institute where his teachers were Alan Gilbert, James DePreist and Gustav Meier. He earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and a master’s degree in conducting from the Boston Conservatory, where he graduated summa cum laude. Among his numerous awards are the 2012, 2013, and 2014 Solti Foundation U.S. Career Development Grants, Bruno Walter Memorial Award, the Charles Schiff Prize for Excellence at Juilliard as well as the 2nd Grand Prix at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris. He was one of six top U.S. young conductors chosen by the League of American Orchestras for the 2013 Bruno Walter National Conducting Preview.