As far as young talent is concerned, what Utah offers proves to be among the best. Ringing true to this sentiment, it was with a distinct sense of pride that the Utah Symphony announced Associate Conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic, was chosen among 90 applicants to lead the Jacksonville Symphony at the 2013 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview.
The showcase, put on every year by the League of American Orchestras, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 and will take place in Jacksonville, Florida. Its purpose is to bring to light some of the most talented young conductors, making sure the American orchestra leaders are well aware of what they have to offer.
“With this showcase, the league is providing orchestras with an efficient way to identify talented conductors and perhaps discover their next music director,” says Jesse Rosen, League President. “It's an exciting experience as well as a valuable service.”
Kulenovic will join five other conductors chosen specifically to lead the Jacksonville Symphony in front of music director search committee members, artistic administrators and artist managers and agents from across the country—an altogether nerve-wracking but once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Each conductor will have time to exhibit his or her talents and techniques, leading the orchestra for 40 minutes, which may determine the outcome of their future careers, as the league also arranges meetings between conductors and possible employers.
It will be a night to remember as one of Utah's own takes the podium to represent the Beehive State.