Francesco Di Mauro
Valentin was born on December 11, 1985 in Lozovaya (Kharkov region, Ukraine). He studied at the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory, then moved to the conservatory itself. His teachers were professors Evgeny Petrov (clarinet), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conducting), Alexander Bonduryansky (chamber ensemble). The musician took part in the master classes of well-known clarinetists - Charles Naidik, Jacques di Donato, Nicolas Balder, Roman Guyot, Michel Letier, and studied conducting under professors Vladimir Ponkin and Anatoly Levin.
Valentin Uryupin won 20 international clarinetist competitions (in Munich, Bayreuth, Kortrijk, Prague, Pretoria, Carlino, Kieri, Nikelino, Sofia, Beijing, Bari, Turku, Astana, St. Petersburg, Moscow), including the oldest and most prestigious competition in Geneva. The musician tours around the world - the CIS countries, Europe, China, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, and South Africa. Valentin takes part in prestigious international festivals. He gave concerts in almost fifty Russian cities, in the best regional and metropolitan halls.
He performed as a conductor and as a soloist with the leading Russian orchestras, including the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. Svetlanov, the State "New Russia" Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, the Moscow Academic Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”, the “MusicAeterna” Orchestra of the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia, various ensembles of St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia. He also collaborated with the orchestras of the CIS countries and foreign ensembles from Prague, Geneva, Brussels, Munich, Turin, Madrid, Dublin, Kuhmo, Wroclaw, Beijing, Singapore, Durban.
Among the artistic partners of the musician there are conductors Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Felix Korobov, Anatoly Levin, Theodore Curentzis, Howard Griffiths, Darell Ang, Lothar Seyfart, Jon Sturgards, violist and conductor Yuri Bashmet, cellist and conductor Alexander Rudin, violinists Anna-Sophie Mutter, Victor Tretyakov, Jean-Luc Ponty, Alena Baeva, Sergei Krylov, Valentin Zhuk, cellist Alexander Buzlov, pianists Alexander Bonduryansky, Natalia Trull, Julianna Avdeeva, percussionist Mark Pekarsky, singer Joyce di Donato, Simone Kermes and other famous musicians. Valentin Uryupin assisted the maestro Valery Gergiev.
In 2007 the musician founded the chamber orchestra Arpeggione, which constantly performs in the best halls of Moscow and beyond. In 2008-2011 – he became the main guest conductor of the Kharkov Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra. Since 2011 he has been a regular guest conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Belarus State TV and Radio Company in Minsk and conductor of the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after P. Tchaikovsky. The repertoire of the musician include ballets “The Nutcracker”, “The Corsair”, “The Sylphide”, “The Jester”, “Romeo and Juliet”, the operas “Carmen”, “Iolanta”, “Pagliacci”, “Duenya”, “Cosi Fan Tutte” and other performances. In 2013, Valentin Uryupin made his debut as a conductor in the operetta "The Bat" by J. Strauss.
In December 2013, the State "New Russia" Symphony Orchestra under Valentin Uryupin recorded a symphonic piece of music for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Since 2015 – he is the artistic director and the chief conductor of the Rostov Academic Symphony Orchestra.
He is a nominee of the Conductor Competition in Kostroma (2011), the Second All-Russian Music Competition (Moscow, 2015, II Prize), the Fifth Gustav Mahler International Conductor Competition (Bamberg, 2016, III Prize), the 8th George Solti International Conductor Competition (Frankfurt, 2017, 1st Prize).