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Yuri Vallentin

Artist .

Yuri Vallentin

Juri Vallentin occupies an exceptional place among the young soloists of his generation through international prizes and his concert activities at home and abroad.

In 2019, he won the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Saint Petersburg, becoming the first oboist in the history of this world-famous competition. In 2017 he received the main prize and audience prize of the German Music Competition. He previously received prizes at the world's highest endowed competition for oboe, The Muri Competition, Switzerland 2016 and 2015 at the International Oboe Competition of Japan in Tokyo.

He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hannover, the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and others and has performed at international festivals such as the Ludwigsburg Castle Festival or the Davos Festival. As a solo oboist he played with the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra or the Munich State Opera and in a permanent position at the Staatsoper Hannover.

Vallentin started his musical training with singing lessons and later switched to oboe. He studied at the University of Nuremberg and at the prestigious Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with the highest distinction.

Radio productions at BR, SWR and NDR document his artistic work. His debut album "Bridges", praised by critics and the press (WDR3, HR, RBB, SZ, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and others) was released in the autumn of 2018 by the Leipzig label Genuin.

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