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Valentin Uryupin steps into the role of chief conductor of Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theatre at the start of the 2021/22 season.
Bohuslav Martinů, Piano concert No. 3 H 316 (1948)
Anna Clyne, This Midnight Hour
Sergej Rachmaninow, Symphonie Nr. 3 a-Moll op.44
Olli Mustonen, piano
Valentin Uryupin, conductor
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Franz Liszt, Totentanz
Franz Liszt, Piano Concerto No. 1 E-flat major
Alexander Skrjabin, Symphony No. 3 in c-Moll
Umberto Giordano, Siberia
Valentin Uryupin, Dirigent
Vasily Barkhatov, Regie
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Chor
"The conductor Valentin Uryupin demonstrates that carefulness leads to more precise insight when listening." Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Valentin Uryupin is an exceptional musician in two respects: before he celebrated success on the conductor's podium, he won more than 20 international competitions as a clarinettist and performed worldwide. In view of his numerous conducting engagements - both in operatic and symphonic fields - his performances as a soloist are increasingly rare. However, Valentin Uryupin can occasionally be seen in play-conduct concerts in both roles, as conductor and clarinettist.
At the beginning of the current season, Valentin Uryupin took up his post as chief conductor and artistic director of the Novaya Opera in Moscow. There he will present his first two major productions with Korngold's Die tote Stadt and Massenet's Cendrillon. The international “Epiphany Music Festival”, which takes place every January at the theatre, is now also under his artistic direction.
In August Valentin Uryupin started the 2021/22 season with the Russian National Youth Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival with well-known works by Tchaikovsky. Further highlights of the season include his debuts with the Frankfurt Opera (Oedipus Rex, Iolanthe), the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the MAV Symphony Orchestra Budapest, and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland. He is again a guest at the Tyrolean Festival Erl, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bregenz Festival, where he conducts Umberto Giordano's opera Siberia. With the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern as well as Friedemann Eichhorn and Vadim Gluzman he begins work on a complete recording of Alfred Schnittke's violin works.
As artistic director of the Rostov Symphony Orchestra from 2015 to 2021, Valentin Uryupin transformed the orchestra into one of Russia's most renowned orchestras. In addition to its own series of concerts at the Moscow Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall), the orchestra also made guest appearances at the Brucknerhaus in Linz under his direction. As artistic director of the international music festival MOST (“Music-Orchestra-Symphony-Talent”) in Rostov, he will continue the cooperation with the orchestra.
In Russia, Valentin Uryupin makes regular guest appearances with major orchestras, including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov", the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra. For several years he worked closely with the MusicAeterna orchestra at the Perm Opera. In addition, guest conducting engagements have taken him to the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Janáčkova filharmonie Ostrava, the Orchestra della Toscana, the Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and to the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi among others. As an opera conductor, he has led highly successful productions at the Stuttgart State Opera (The Love for Three Oranges) and at the Bregenz Festival (Eugen Onegin).
The winner of the 8th International Conductors’ Competition Sir Georg Solti (2017) completed both of his studies - clarinet and conducting - at the Moscow State Conservatory. His teachers include Gennady Roshdestvensky and the clarinetist Evgeny Petrov; he also assisted Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski.
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L. v. Beethoven: Symphony 6 "Pastoral" | MusicAeterna orchestra, Valentin Uryupin
S. Prokofiev: The Meeting of the Volga and the Don | Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Valentin Uryupin
G. Verdi: Messa da Requiem | Rostov Symphony Orchestra, Valention Uryupin
S. Rachmaninov: Symphony 2 op.27 | Rostov Symphony Orchestra, Valention Uryupin