Valentin Uryupin, winner of the 8th International Conductor’s Competition Sir Georg Solti in 2017, 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. In the face of his numerous conducting engagements, both in the opera house and concert hall, his solo career has started to take more of a back seat. However, Valentin Uryupin occasionally appears in play-conduct concerts in the dual role of clarinettist and conductor.
Since 2011, Valentin Uryupin has been a regular conductor of the MusicaAeterna Orchestra at the Perm Opera, which was founded in 2004 by Teodor Currentzis and has since impressed audiences with numerous international guest appearances. He 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 as well as with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Minsk. Guest appearances have taken him to the Teatro Real in Madrid, Greek National Opera in Athens, SWR Symphonieorchester, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russian National Orchestra and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the 2018/19 season he makes his debut with both the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; he is also a guest of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, the Teatro Massimo Palermo and the Teatro Communale di Bologna. With his Rostov Symphony Orchestra he can be seen at the Brucknerhaus Linz, among others. Having been enthusiastically received last season at five sold-out concerts in China with the State Academic Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov", he now leads the renowned orchestra on a tour of the UK.
The conductor’s repertoire includes over thirty operas and ballets as well as a wide spectrum of orchestral music, including many contemporary works by composers such as John Adams, Gija Kantscheli, Henri Dutilleux, Jörg WIdmann and Kusma Bodrow.
Valentin Uryupin graduated from the Moscow Conservatory as a clarinet player (2009) and conductor (2012). His teachers include conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky and clarinettist Evgeny Petrov; Uryupin has also worked as an assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski.
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