Clarinettist / conductor
Valentin Uryupin has established himself as one of the most versatile and successful musicians of his generation. Being a top prizewinner of major clarinet competitions such as Geneva International Music Competition (Switzerland), ARD Music Competition in Munich (Germany) and Beijing International Music Competition (China), Mr. Uryupin alsoenjoys an active carrier as a operatic and symphony conductor who recently won All-Russian conducting competitions in Moscow.
As clarinet solist, Valentin Uryupin has performed in major Europan concert halls including Musikverein in Vienna, Flagey in Brussels, Rudolfinum in Prague and Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory and collaborated with conductors such as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Darrel Ang and Howard Griffits. As a chamber musician,he performed along with Grammy award winning mezzo-soprano Joyce di Donato, violist Yuri Bashmet and violinist Patricia Kopachinskya, among others. Mr. Uryupin has given clarinet massterclasses in Russia, Singapore, Romania and Czech Republic.
Guest conducting engagements took Mr. Uryupin to Teatro Real in Madrid, RTE Symphony Orchestra in Dublin, and Ostrava Philharmonic in Czech Republic as well as major orchestras in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The highlights of recent seasons engagements include numerous opera and ballet performances such as “Madama Butterfly”, “Eugene Onegin”, Gianni Schicchi”, “Carmen”, “Tosca”, “Iolanta”, “Le Corsaire” and “Nutcracker”, just to name a few. In 2013 Valentin recorder all the soundtrack for Sochi Olympic games opening ceremony. In 2015 Mr. Uryupin conducted Mozart violin concerto at the Tschaikovsky International Music Competition in Moscow. Valentin collaborated with such artists asYuri Bashmet, Victor Tretyakov, Sergey Krylov, Jean-Luc Ponty, Hibla Gerzmava, Yulianna Avdeeva andmany others. As an assistant he made projects with Valery Gergiev, Anne Sophie Mutter and Teodor Currentzis.
In addition to his positions as Principal conductor and artistic directore of Rostov symphony and permanent conductor of Perm Opera and Ballet Theater and Music Aeterna Orchestra, he is also a permanent guest conductor of Novosibirsk Opera Theater, New Russian State Symphony Orchestra and Minsk Radio Orchestra (Belarus).
Valentin Uryupin is also a founder of Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Arpeggione”. Since 2007 the ensemble has toured Asia extensively and has been successfully performing in Russia’s major concert halls including the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.