Valentin Uryupin is an exceptional talent: not only is he a celebrated conductor, but as a clarinettist he has performed worldwide and won more than twenty international competitions. Given his numerous conducting engagements in opera houses and concert halls alike, his solo career has begun to take more of a back seat. Nevertheless, Valentin Uryupin occasionally appears in play-conduct concerts in the dual role of clarinettist and conductor.
Valentin Uryupin has been principal conductor and artistic director of the Rostov-on-Don Symphony Orchestra since 2015, and regularly gives concerts at the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Evgeny Svetlanov Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest appearances have taken him to the Teatro Real in Madrid, Athens Opera, SWR Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Janacec Philharmonic Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. He collaborates with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Century Orchestra Osaka, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Communale di Bologna, among others.