Valentin Uryupin
(c)_Evgeny Evtyukhov

Ukraine-born conductor Valentin Uryupin has been forced to resign from the post of chief conductor of the Moscow New Opera Theater Kolobov, Russian media report. The magazine Musical Life published the text of a letter from Valentin Uryupin addressed to the theater workers, which, in particular, states: “As you probably already know, some time ago I was forced to resign for very good personal reasons. (…) For me, this is a big and absolutely forced loss.”

The reason for this forced resigning is clear: He publicly condemned Putin’s war.

Valentin Uryupin was born on December 11, 1985 in Lozova (Kharkov region, Ukraine). He studied at the Central Music School at the Moscow Conservatory, and then at the Conservatory itself. His teachers were Evgeny Petrov (clarinet), Gennady Rozhdestvensky (conducting), Alexander Bonduryansky (chamber ensemble). He is well established in western countries and will easily continue his career without a Moscow job.

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