Valentin Uryupin is one of the most highly demanded Russian musicians of the young generation. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory as a conductor (Evgenia Petrova’s clarinet’s class, Prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky’s conducting class). He participated in masterclasses of world-famous clarinet players as well as in Kurt Masur’s last conducting masterclass. He is the artistic director and chief conductor of the Rostov Symphony Orchestra and a conductor at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Valentin is a prize winner of the 8th Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt (1st prize, People's Choice Award and the special prize of the hr-Sinfonieorchester, 2017),the winner of the All-Russia Conducting Competition in Moscow (2015),prize-winner of the 5th Gustav Mahler International Conducting Competition in Bamberg (2016). In March 2019 Valetin Uryupin was honoured the Award of the President of Russian Federation for young workers of culture “For the contribution in the development of the national musical art”.
The conductor’s repertoire includes symphonic music of various ages: from the Viennese classics to compositions by Mark-Anthony Turnage, Vyacheslav Artyomov, Giya Kancheli, Valentin Silvestrov, Alexander Tchaikovsky, Jörg Widmann and Kuzma Bodrov as well as about 40 opera and ballet scores.
He was an assistant conductor to Gennady Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski. During several years he was an assistant by assistant in the musicAeterna orchestra (including in Verdi’s La Traviata produced Robert Wilson),he was conductor of the Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in Perm. He has performed as conductor with many prominent musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Thomas Hampson, Viktor Tretiakov, Alexander Rudin, Arabella Steinbacher, Barry Douglas, Sergei Krylov, Joyce DiDonato, Barbara Hannigan and Alexander Kniazev to name a few.
He collaborates with leading Russian and international orchestras, such as the Evgeny Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre and the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St.Petersburg, the State Chamber Orchestra Moscow Virtuosi, the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony, the hr-Sinfonieorchester, the orchestra of the Oper Frankfurt, the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, the Berliner Symphoniker, symphony orchestras of the Netherlands, Brussels, Bucharest and Tokyo, Tapiola Sinfonietta orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the academic symphony of Moscow and Saint Petersburg Philharmonics, the National Philharmonic of Russia, orchestras in Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Madrid, Dublin, Helsinki, Fukuoka, Palermo, Karlsruhe, Bolzano, Beijing, Munich, Lugano, Losanna, Geneva, Singapore, Guadalajara, Ostrava, Durban, Prague and Cluj to name a few.
Some of his last engagements include debut performances with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the orchestra of Toscana, the Tiroler Festspiele in Erl, debuts in the Stuttgart State Opera (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges) and at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin). In September 2020 the premiere of the new version of Arvo Pärt’s La Sindone (soloist – Vadim Repin) was performed under the baton of Valentin Uryupin at the Transsiberian Art Festival in Novosibirsk, in November he conducted the Russian National Youth Symphony Orchestra at the opening of the 7thAnother Space International Festival of Actual Music.
In 2013, the New Russia State Symphony Orchestra under the baton Valentin Uryupin recorded the musical accompaniment to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
In 2015, the Musica Viva Moscow Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Valentin Uryupin accompanied the violinists at the audition of the 2nd round of the 15th Tchaikovsky International Competition.
In 2019 the Munich Radio Orchestra under the baton of maestro accompanied the finalists of the prestigious ARD International Musical Competition in Munich.
At the New Opera Valentin Urypin conducted Glinka’s The Life for the Tsar (as a part of the Epiphany Festival, January 15, 2019) and the Russian premiere of the whole version of Dutilleux’s Correspondances vocal cycle for soprano and orchestra (gala concert The Faces of Music to the theatre’s 30th anniversary, April 24, 2021).
Korngold's Die tote Stadt – Music Director and Conductor
Puccini's Madama Butterfly – Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride – Conductor
Borodin's Prince Igor – Conductor
Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar (in concert) – Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans (in concert) – Music Director and Conductor
Stravinsky's Oedipus rex (in concert) – Music Director and Conductor
Prokofiev's Le pas d'acier (The Steel Step), Concert No.4 for piano and orchestra, Symphony No. 4 – Music Director and Conductor
Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, Symphony No. 6 – Conductor
Massenet's Cendrillon (in concert) – Music Director and Conductor
Saariaho's La Passion de Simone – Music Director and Conductor