SALT LAKE CITY-- Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic is one of six emerging conductors who will lead the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at the 2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview, a prestigious conducting showcase organized by the League of American Orchestras.
The showcase, scheduled for Wednesday, March 13, takes place every other year in partnership with a League member orchestra and brings some of the most talented rising conductors to the attention of American orchestra leaders.
“With this showcase, the League is providing orchestras with an efficient way to identify talented conductors and perhaps discover their next music director or staff conductor,” said Jesse Rosen, League President and CEO. “It's an exciting experience as well as a valuable service.”
Other Preview conductors selected for this honor are: Joshua David Gersen, music director, New York Youth Symphony and John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Conducting Fellow, New World Symphony; Keitaro Harada, assistant conductor, Arizona Opera and music director, Phoenix Youth Symphony; Gavriel Heine, staff conductor, Mariinsky Theatre (Russia) and music director, Northern Lights Festival Opera (Minnesota); Sameer Patel, assistant conductor, Fort Wayne Philharmonic; and Benjamin Rous, associate conductor, Virginia Symphony. (See links to biographies and photos below). The six winners were chosen from a pool of more than 90 applicants, and were selected for their experience, talent, potential, and commitment to assume a greater leadership role with an American orchestra.
About the 2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview in Jacksonville:
On March 13, 2013, the six conductors will lead the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra before an audience of music director search committee members, artistic administrators and artist managers and agents from across the country. Each participant will have forty minutes of podium time, enabling orchestra officials and managers to witness rehearsal techniques and abilities. The League also facilitates meetings between the conductors and prospective employers.
History of the Program
Since 1995, 75 conductors have been showcased in The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview; more than 50 orchestras have engaged these conductors for various appointments as a direct result of the Preview. Past conductors have included Carlos Miguel Prieto, music director of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the YOA Orchestra of the Americas; Mei-Ann Chen, music director of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chicago Sinfonietta; Giancarlo Guerrero, music director of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra; and Laura Jackson, music director of the Reno Philharmonic.
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The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview is made possible by generous grants from The Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org.