Valentin Uryupin - from Ukraine - is the winner of the 8th International Conductor's Competition 'Sir Georg Solti' (2017). Recent 3rd prize winner of prestigious Gustav Mahler conducting competition in Bamberg. In 2015 he won All-russian conducting competition in Moscow.
Since 2015 Valentin is Principal conductor and artistic director of Rostov-on-Don philharmonic orchestra. Also he keeps position of permanent conductor of Perm opera house (also MusicAeterna orchestra, which is also based there) and permanent guest conductor of Belorussian radio and TV orchestra in Minsk.
Also Valentin enjoys the active career of clarinet player, performing in Russia and abroad. He is a prize-winner of about 25 international clarinet competition, including most important few - Geneva, Munich, Gent, Beijing, Pretoria.