Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
About the Artists
In the 2014/15 concert season Stanislav Khristenko appeared as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout the US, as well as South Korea, Spain, Belgium, and Bulgaria. Summer 2015 brings Khristenko to England and South Korea for performances of Rachmaninov’s 2nd and Beethoven’s 3rd concertos. He will also appear at the Ravinia Festival, New Orleans Keyboard Festival, and International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.
Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. In 2013 alone he won First Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals International Music Competition, and was named Fourth Laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition.
Valentin Uryupin is the most acclaimed and successful Russian clarinet players. Born in 1985 in Lozovaja (Kharkiv region, Ukraine), he studied at the Central Music School and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His teachers include Evgeny Petrov (clarinet) and the illustrious Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky. Uryupin has participated in master classes with Charles Neidich, Jacques Di Donato, Nicholas Balder, Roman Guillot, and Michel Leteka. Valentin Uryupin is the prize-winner of 21 international clarinet competitions in Belgium, Italy, Finland, China, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, and Russia.
Since 2007, Valentin Uryupin has been an artistic director and conductor of the Arpeggione chamber orchestra (Moscow) and since 2011 he has been a guest conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the State Television and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus and principal conductor of the Perm Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Watch & Listen
The MusicAeterna Orchestra with Valentin Uryupin on clarinet performing at the Diaghilev Festival 2014