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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 won more than 20 international competitions and performed worldwide. 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 and with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Minsk. Guest appearances have taken him to the Teatro Real in Madrid, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russian National orchestra and the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra.
The current season began with a tremendous start, in which Valentin Uryupin impressed audiences at five sold-out concerts during a Chinese tour with the State Academy Orchestra ‘Evgeny Svetlanov’. Now a regular conductor of this renowned orchestra, he will lead them on a British tour later this season. He will also make guest appearances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the Frankfurt Opera and Museums Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and concerts at the Athens Opera and George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest. He will lead the Haydn Orchestra Bolzano in works by Jörg Widmann and Beethoven as well as Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, in which he will also perform the solo part.
The conductor’s repertoire includes over 30 operas and ballets as well as a wide spectrum of orchestral music, including many contemporary works by compsoers 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, and he has also worked as an assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski.
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