Vladimir Kulenovic

The Solti Foundation U.S. announces an unprecedented 10 Awards to Young American Conductors. The main prize, The Solti Conducting Fellow, worth $25,000, is awarded to Vladimir Kulenovic, who was recently appointed Music Director of the Lake Forest Symphony. He also serves as Associate Conductor of Utah Symphony/Utah Opera and is the Resident Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Serbia. 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 and Alan Gilbert. As a pianist, Vladimir Kulenovic has been a Second Prize winner of the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris.

The nine recipients of The Solti Foundation US Career Assistance Awards are Kazem Abdullah, Generalmusikdirektor of the City of Aachen, Germany; Joseph Young, Assistant Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra ; Ankush Kumar Bahl, Assistant Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra; Karina Canellakis, Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Gersen, Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic and Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony; Yuga Cohler, Music Director of the Weill Cornell Medical College Orchestra, and New York City Director of the Asia America New Music Initiative; Daniel Black, Assistant Conductor of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Keitaro Harada, Associate Conductor of Richmond Symphony; and Nicholas Hersh, Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Website at: www.soltifoundation.us.

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