Director of Music and Wellness
Distinguished as “Chicagoan of the Year in Classical Music” by the Chicago Tribune, Vladimir Kulenovic is among the finest conductors of his generation. Engagements include the symphonies of Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Indianapolis, Utah, Omaha, Bonn, Leipzig, and Taipei; the national orchestras of France, Spain, Basque, and NAC/Canada; the philharmonic orchestras of Reutlingen, Malaysia, Minas Gerais, Slovenia and Zagreb, and festivals at Verbier, Aspen, Mozarteum, Cabrillo, Kuhmo and Round Top.
Vladimir has been Music Director of Lake Forest Symphony, Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony, Resident Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic, and Principal Conductor of the Kyoto Festival. Commercial discography includes CDs on the Cedille, Tōrō, and Slovenia-RTV labels.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Vladimir was mentored by Kurt Masur. Awards include the Solti Conducting Award, Bruno Walter Award, and 2nd Prize at the Rubinstein Piano Competition in Paris. He was honored by the League of American Orchestras as a participant in the 2013 National Conducting Preview.