Juri Vallentin was appointed professor of oboe at the Karlsruhe University of Music in 2021, succeeding Thomas Indermühle. He studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris with Jacques Tys and at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg with Clara Dent-Boganyi.
Juri is prizewinner of renowned competitions such as the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition St. Petersburg, International Oboe Competition of Japan, The Muri Competition or the German Music Competition and has performed as soloist with the MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Mariinsky Orchestra St. Petersburg, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Lower Saxony State Orchestra Hanover, Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Brandenburg State Orchestra Frankfurt and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. In 2021, he won the Berlin Prize for Young Artists curated by VAN magazine for new concert formats by young soloists with his solo performance INNER VOICES.
As a principal oboist, he has played at the Hanover State Opera and as a guest with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra. During his studies he was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra.
His debut album BRIDGES with music from five centuries as well as numerous radio productions for BR, SWR or Deutschlandfunk document his artistic work. 2022 saw the release of his second album EBENBILD, which combines music and literature and is based in form and interpretation on early baroque poetry.