Valentin Uryupin, Maxim Emelianychev, Alexey Zhilin : Moscow State Philharmonic Society

    Valentin Uryupin, Maxim Emelianychev,
    Alexey Zhilin

    November 26, 2019

    Chamber Hall


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    Valentin Uryupin (clarinet)
    Maxim Emelianychev (piano)

    Alexey Zhilin (violoncello)

    Sonata No. 1 for Сlarinet and Зiano in А minor, Op. 120 No. 1
    Weinberg (Vainberg)
    Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 28
    Trio in A minor, Op. 114


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    Valentin Uryupin

    Valentin Uryupin is one of the most versatile and successful Russian musicians of the young generation: conductor, clarinet player, ensemble artist. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in the clarinet class of Professor Evgeny Petrov and the opera and symphony conducting class of Professor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, winner of 25 international clarinet competitions, including the most reputable: in Geneva, Munich, Beijing, Ghent, Pretoria. Uryupin also made significant progress in conducting, winning prizes at the 2nd All-Russian Music Competition in Moscow (2015), the 5th International Gustav Mahler Competition in Bamberg (2016), and winning the 8th International Competition for Conductors named after Sir Georg Solti in Frankfurt (2017).

    As a soloist and conductor, he collaborates with the best Russian and foreign collectives, including the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of the Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonics, the “Novaya Rossiya” Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, The Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres in St. Petersburg, the orchestras of Vienna, Berlin, Baden-Baden, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Geneva, Lugano, Brussels, Bamberg, Prague, Bucharest, Dublin, Helsinki, Milan, Madrid, Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo, Durban and others.

    He performed with many famous musicians, including Yuri Bashmet, Viktor Tretyakov, Alexander Rudin, Sergey Krylov, Joyce DiDonato, Barbara Hannigan, Alexander Knyazev, Vadim Gluzman, Pepe Romero, Sergey Khachatryan, Thomas Hampson, Arabella Steinbacher and many others. As an assistant conductor, he worked with Valery Gergiev and Vladimir Jurowski. He participated in master classes by world-famous clarinetists Charles Neidich and Michel Lethiec, as well as in the last conductor workshop by Kurt Masur.

    In 2013, the “Novaya Rossiya” Symphony Orchestra and Valentin Uryupin recorded music for the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. In 2015, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra “Musica Viva”, under the direction of Uryupin, accompanied violinists at the auditions of the second round of the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. For five years, Valentin was an assistant to Teodor Currentzis and the lead singer of the MusicAeterna Orchestra. Together with the famous director and artist Robert Wilson, he participated in the production of the opera La Traviata, which was presented at the Diaghilev Festival in 2016 and was awarded the Golden Mask three times.

    Currently he is an artistic director and chief conductor of the Rostov Symphony Orchestra. He continues to act as a clarinet player, replenishing the repertoire with numerous transcriptions and the latest works.

    In the immediate plans of the conductor are debuts with the orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the New Japanese Philharmonic, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestra of Tyrol Festival Erl, the Philharmonic Orchestras of Osaka and the South Netherlands, and performances at the opera houses of Stuttgart and Frankfurt.

    In March 2019, Valentin Uryupin was awarded the Prize of the President of the Russian Federation for young cultural workers "for his contribution to the development of domestic musical art".

    Maxim Emelianychev

    An outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors, Maxim Emelyanychev was born in 1988 to a family of musicians. He received his fundamental education in Nizhny Novgorod (conducting and piano) then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. 

    Maxim is a prize-winner of numerous international competitions (harpsichord, conducting from the piano) and, in 2013, was awarded the highest Russian theatre prize Golden Mask as fortepianist in stage production of Nozze di Figaro of Perm opera theatre, conducted by Theodor Currentzis. (CD by Sony Classical). Since his conducting debut at the age of 12, he is invited by numerous Russian and international renowned orchestras, both baroque and symphonic. He is Principal Conductor of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Nizhny-Novgorod Youth Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates with such renowned artists as Riccardo Minasi, Max Emanuel Cencic, Xavier Sabata, Julia Lezhneva, Sophie Karthäuser, Franco Fagioli, Dmitry Sinkovsky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Alexei Lubimov, Theodor Currentzis, Patrizia Ciofi, Stephen Hough, Richard Goode, Katia and Marielle Labèque or Joyce DiDonato.

    The season 2016-17 was marked by a major international tour at the head of Il Pomo d’Oro Orchestra with Joyce DiDonato and the release of their Warner Classics recording (In War and Peace, Harmony through music), which received the GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2017; debut at the Opernhaus Zürich for Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail and debut with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse, which re-invited him on the spot for three concerts in October 2017. Highlights of his 2018/19 season included three performances with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and his fourth appearance with the Real Orquesta Sinfonica de Sevilla. He also makes his debut with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano LaVerdi, Orchestre National de Belgique, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, St Petersburg Symphony and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 

    In 2019/20, alongside taking up his position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as their Principal Conductor, he conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in two of the major international opera institutions: The Glyndebourne Festival (Handel Rinaldo) and the Royal Opera House (Handel Agrippina). He returns to the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse in three different programmes for the third season in a row. He also returns to the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Other engagements include the Berliner Konzerhausorchester, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic and the Seattle Symphony. The following season sees him, among other engagements, in the opera of the Geneva Grand Theatre in Mozart Clemenza di Tito, the Toulouse Théâtre du Capitole in Mozart Magic Flute and his debuts with the Münchner Philharmoniker conducting Beethoven 9th Symphony. 

    Maxim Emelyanychev’s CD dedicated to Mozart Sonatas on piano-forte (Aparté label) win several prestigious awards, including a Choc of Classica 2018 and the ICMA 2019. In October 2018 is released on Aparté his CD of Beethoven Symphony no.3 and Brahms Haydn Variations with the Nizhny-Novgorod Soloists Chamber Orchestra. In April 2019 he received the most distinguished international Opera Award, category New Comer.

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