(biography, photos, videos) Irakli Pirtskhalava
Irakli Pirtskhalava, better known as Irakli, is a Russian singer of Georgian origin. Fans of Russian popular music probably heard his hit «Drops of absinthe», «London-Paris», «Vova-Chuma», «I’m you», «On the Boulevard» and many others.
Irakli was born in Moscow. Boy grew up, unfortunately, in a single-parent family – he was raised by his mother Nana Bogdanovna that education was an engineer, but dreamed of a creative profession for his son. That’s why she didn’t give Heraclius to engage in the sports section, on which a boy dreamed. Only at the age of 13 he went to football in the sports school «Spartak», but for a great sport this is, of course, later, and soon Pirtskhalava dream of victories left.
At school the boy was weak. Because of this changed five schools, including a boarding school with a French bias. Besides, mom insisted that instead of football training Heraclius visited musical school in violin class. Not to say that at the moment Pirtskhalava was happy to change the ball and shoes on a violin and music stand, but, as time has shown, that music was destined to make him a star.
Is an artist and higher education, and it is not entirely relevant. He graduated from the State University of management majoring in «Management in music industry».
As a teenager Irakli Pirtskhalava first came on the scene. He went to the casting, which carried out the famous 90-ies of the hip-hopper Bogdan Titomir, and was able to prove to the star that he deserves to join his dance group. About 16 years Irakli tries to sing and even writes on a professional Studio his first composition.
Later the young man was a member of such groups as «Fellow Travelers», «K&K», «White Hot Ice» and «Tete-a-tete». In 2003 Pirtskhalava decided to take part in a new musical project «Factory of stars». He had heard a lot about the ability of producer Maxim Fadeev to make stars out of unknown artists.
Indeed, immediately after this show, Irakli start to come out one hit after another. The singer managed to record and full-length Studio album «London-Paris» and «Take a step», by which he several times became the winner of the prestigious music award «Golden gramophone».
Despite the fact that new records Irakli releases, his singles, as before, have success. From the latest songs worth noting is «Not love», «Half», «Autumn», «I am you» and the new smash hit «On the Boulevard».
TV show and radio
Apart from being a musician Irakli Pirtskhalava tried himself as a presenter of the program «club peppers», aired by radio station «Hit-FM», and also held the position of art Director’s club Gallery.
In 2009, Irakli paired with Inna Svechnikova played in the rating TV show «dancing with the stars». Later took third place in the reality show «the Island» and dabbled in the art of transformation in the entertainment program «one to One!». There Irakli took images of their famous colleagues — James brown, Ilya Lagutenko, Leonid Agutin and even Shakira and Alena’s Ipinoy.
And in 2016, Irakli Pirtskhalava will again be able to showcase to viewers their successes in dance, this time on the ice: the husband was invited to become a member of the new season of the popular show «Ice age», and he gladly agreed.
Quite a long time, Irakli Pirtskhalava was still a bachelor. To win the heart of Georgian musician was able actress and model Sofia Grebenshchikov. Their marital Union was considered almost perfect: Irakli devoted wife songs from the stage with genuine tenderness spoke of his love for her.
Further strengthened the marriage two sons Pirtskhalava and Grebenschikova – Ilya and Alexander, who were born with a difference in two years. However, the relationship of husband and wife at some point stalled, and Heraclius moved to separate housing.
In many interviews he spoke of his regret that he could not keep the traditions of nepotism, but will always support the sons and participate in their upbringing, because he grew up without a father.
Pirtskhalava, indeed, almost every day came to his boys, played with them, read books, put to bed. Perhaps this concern and helped to stir up feelings between him and Sophia Grebenschikova, in any case, the couple decided to try to start over and now they again live as one family.
- 1996 — K&K
- 2004 — London-Paris
- 2009 — step