Valentin Uryupin


Chief Conductor & Artistic Director - Rostov Symphony Orchestra

The first-prize winner of the 2017 Georg Solti Conducting Competition in Frankfurt, Valentin Uryupin is a rising star in the Russian classical music world.

Valentin Uryupin 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, the Evgeny Svetlanov Russian State Academic Symphony Orchestra, and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest appearances have taken him to the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Athens Opera, the SWR Symphony Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra Dublin, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, the Janacec Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi.  He collaborates with Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan Century Orchestra Osaka, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Communale di Bologna among others.

Valentin Uryupin’s season 2020/21 begins with the concerts with all major Russian orchestras such us Svetlanov State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Russian National Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra “Moscow Virtuosi” and Rostov Symphony Orchestra. He will also return to Tyrolean Festival Erl, Bolzano Haydn orchestra and Orchestra Della Toscana. In collaboration with the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie Saarbrucken and Eichhorn Friedemann he will start to work on the CD-recording of all violin works by Schnittke. Furthermore, he will debut with the Romanian Radio National Orchestra, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Staatstheater Darmstadt.

His conductor’s repertoire includes over thirty operas and ballets, as well as a broad spectrum of orchestral music, including many contemporary works by composers 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 included conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky and clarinettist Evgeny Petrov. Uryupin has also worked as an assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski. He is a winner of the 8th International Conductor’s Competition Sir Georg Solti.

2020-21 seasonNot to be altered without permission.