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Valentin Uryupin

Valentin Uryupin

Valentin Uryupin is a conductor and the most honored Russian clarinet player. He has received 19 international prizes.

Valentin Uryupin was born in Ukraine. He received his musical education at the Moscow Central Musical School and at the Moscow Conservatoire under the supervision of Evgeny Petrov (clarinet) and Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conducting). He participated in master-classes held by Charles Neidich, Jacques Di Donato, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Roman Guillot, and Michel Letiec. He took conducting classes held by Vladimir Neymer, Anatoly Levin, and Vladimir Ponkin. He also collaborated with Alexander Bonduryansky, Teodor Currentzis, Murad Annamamedov, Alexander Rudin, Grigory Frid, and other renowned musicians.

As a soloist and conductor, he has performed with the Svetlanov Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, the New Russia Orchestra under the baton of Yuri Bashmet, Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva under the baton of Alexander Rudin, State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia as well as the orchestras of Geneva, Brussel, Turin, Beijing, Prague, Minsk, Almaty, Wrocław, Tashkent, Kharkov, Odessa, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Tolyatti, Yaroslavl, Ulyanovsk, Kostroma, Kirov, and Orel. He has appeared with Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Rudin, Felix Korobov, Howard Griffiths, Dirk Brossé, Lothar Seifert, Čiurlionis quartet, Oleksandr Bondurianskyi, Natalia Trull, Tigran Alikhanov, Yulianna Avdeeva, Lukas Geniušas, Mark Pekarski, Graf Mourja, Alexandre Bouzlov, Sergey Antonov, Narek Hakhnazaryan, Albina Shagimuratova, Alena Baeva, Nazar Koshukhar, Haik Kazazyan, Evgeny Petrov, and others.

He has toured to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Japan, and other countries. Valentin Uryupin participated in Usedomer Musikfestival (Germany), Crusell-vikko (Fenland), Concertino Praga Bohemian Festival (Czech Republic), Les Eurichestries (France), Summer Musical Evenings in Kiev, Musical Kremlin, Rostropovich Festival in Baku, Tribute to Oleg Kagan, Moscow Autumn, Mozarts Days in Moscow, Young Stars of the 21st Century in Samara, and other musical festivals.

Since 2007, Valentin Uryupin has been artistic director and conductor of the Arpeggione Orchestra founded by him (Moscow). In 20082011, he was the principal guest conductor of the Kharkov Academic Youth Symphony Orchestra. Since 20011, he has been a permanent guest conductor of the Belarus TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra. Since August 2011, he has been a conductor of the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre. He made his debut there as an assistant of Teodor Currentzis on a new production of Mozarts Così fan tutte. Nowadays, at the Perm Opera he conducts Leoncavallos Pagliacci, Tchaikovskys Iolanta, Variations on a Rococo Theme, and Nutcracker, Bizets Carmen, Prokofievs Duenna and Jester, Hindemiths Kammermusik  2, Stravinskys Monumentum pro Gesualdo, Løvenskiolds La Sylphide, Bryars Souvenir, Bachs Quotidiano, Serenade and Ballet Imperial set to music by Tchaikovsky, Rietis La sonnambula, Adams Le Corsaire, and Concerto Barocco set to music by Bach.
  • Barenreiter Prize for the International Competition among Clarinet Players ARD (Munich, 2012)
  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the National Music Competition among Conductors (Kostroma, 2011)
  • 2nd Prize and four Special Prizes for the 1st International Competition among Clarinet Players under the patronage of Queen Paola (Kortrijk, Belgium, 2010)
  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the 2nd International Competition among Clarinet Players in Beijing (2009)
  • 1st Prize for the International Crusell Competition among Clarinet Players (Finland, 2009)
  • 2nd Prize for the International Competition among Clarinet Players Marco Fiorindo (Italy, 2009)
  • 1st Prize and the highest score ever for the 9th International Competition among the Wind Instruments Players Piemontese (Italy, 2009)
  • 1st Prize and Special Prize for the 2nd International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition among Clarinet Players (St Petersburg, 2008)
  • 3rd Prize for the International Competition among Musicians in Geneva (2007)
  • Awards for the International Competitions in Italy, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Germany, and Russia (19972006)


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