(biography, photos, videos) Leonid Agutin
Leonid Agutin biography
Leonid Agutin, whose work won the hearts of many millions of fans, was born in Moscow, in the family of the famous musician Nikolai Agutin, a Jew by nationality, and his wife Lyudmila Shkolnikov. Leni’s mother was an elementary school teacher and became the Honored teacher of the Russian Federation, has made in his profession no less a success than her husband in show business.
Biography of father Leonid is full of musical accomplishments and success no less than the son. Nikolai Agutin was a very fashionable singer of the ensemble «Blue guitar» and later administer group «Jolly fellows», «Singing heart», «Pesnyary» and the group of Stas Namin. He is also widely known as an objective music critic.
Musician and teacher brought up an only child within his world. From Leonid necessary not only to study well in secondary school, but also to spend a few hours daily razuchivaya schemes and plays the piano. This manifestation of zeal towards music in childhood is quite rare, but this surprised little Leon, their teachers and parents.
The reason for this interest and zeal for music can only be explained by the fact that his father was always for a boy great authority, to whom he stretched and tried to imitate. When the music Agutin, Jr. demonstrated an innate talent, the parents transferred him to Moscow jazz school at the House of culture «Moskvorechie», after which the young man became a student at the Moscow state Institute of culture and obtained the diploma of the Director.
By the way, Leonid did not evade military service, despite the potential star of his father, who could easily solve the issue of conscription. During military service, the singer had to say goodbye to long hair, which he wore from his youth. But this did not prevent him to lead the army on active creative activities.
Leonid with an organized army ensemble often gave concerts to colleagues and commanders, earning him the universal respect and sympathy. He quickly became soloist of the Leningrad military song and dance ensemble. But unsuccessful campaign AWOL decided his fate in the army: to serve he had in the Karelian-Finnish border in the border troops as an army cook. Leonid served in the army from 86 to 88.
In his youth, as a student, Leonid Agutin began to go on tour with many popular artists and preceded their concerts with their solo performances, based on the say so of «warming up». He writes words and music, writes her own songs on semi-professional equipment. When in 1992 his song «Barefoot boy» won the festival in Yalta, and then becomes a hit at the contest in Jurmala, he goes into the recording of our first album.
The rich discography of the singer opens the first disc, named in honor of the first musical success — «the Barefoot boy.» The album makes a real sensation in the world of local music. Songs such as «Hop Hey La La Ley», «the Voice of tall grass», «Who should not have to wait for» sound from every window. At the end of the year, the track «the Barefoot boy» is recognized as album of the year, and the singer – the best performer.
New CD «the Decameron» strengthens the interest to Agutin. Along with Philip Kirkorov, Valery Meladze and group «lube», he is a popular star of the period that affected the number received statuettes «Golden gramophone»
Alone in the artist’s discography is the album «Cosmopolitan Life», recorded with jazz guitarist al Di Meola. The CD was issued not only in Russia but also in America and in Europe. And it is in the West, a jazz album received much greater recognition and has long held the top spot in the charts of USA, Canada and Germany.
A variety of musical projects demonstrates the creative growth of the singer, from popular motifs with elements of reggae, to complex jazz compositions.
In 2016, the musician receives prestigious award MusicBox award as the best singer of the year. This prize was founded in 2013 by leading producing centers of Russia, each year the stream of the awards ceremony is conducted from the hall of the Kremlin Palace. Votes are accumulated by SMS voting of the audience.
Not all poems become songs of Leonid Agutin. Sometimes they sound better without music. Therefore, in 2009 the musician decided to publish a book of his own poems and called her «Notebook 69». It contains the lines written in the last 10 years, and could cause the reader to smile, and to mourn.
After 5 years, the singer returns to the literature and is releasing a book «Poetry of ordinary days», except where the poems are thoughts and notes yesterday, reveal his Outlook.
Many musicians take suggestions of TV channels and participate in entertainment programs. Was no exception and Leonid Agutin. The first such experience for him was the Ukrainian show «star+Star», which he sang together with the actress Tatyana Lazareva. A similar Russian project «Two stars», where his partner was the actor Fyodor Dobronravov, Agutin managed to win.
A significant step in the artist’s life was a musical teleproject of the First channel «Voice». For three seasons he, along with Alexander Gradsky, Pelageya and Dima Bilan has been a permanent member of the jury and mentor own team. Twice wards of Leonid Agutin got into the top three, but to win he never succeeded.
From participating in the new season of «the Voice» Leonid refused, but appeared as a «living gift» in the 5th season of the series «Kitchen». Also, he replaced Maxim Fadeev in season 3 of «the Voice. Children», thus, in the children’s version of the show will recover all of your favorite trio of jury — Agutin, Bilan and Pelagia.
In the fall of 2016, Leonid returned to the adult «Voice» than fans and musicians who compete in the project.
The first marriage Leonid Agutin made in his student years. His wife Svetlana was White, with whom he lived for about 5 years. Speaking in 1994 at the festival in Paris, the singer met with ballerina Maria Vorobyeva. The couple spent several years in a civil marriage, in 1997 they had a daughter Pauline, who now lives with her mother in France.
However, the most famous romantic relationships Agutin was and still is his marriage to singer Angelica Varum. They met a few years before you legalize the relationship in 2000, and a wedding in romantic Venice. The pair are virtually inseparable, not only in life but also on stage. Agutin and Varum recorded several collaborative albums and duet songs that invariably become hits and has regularly been in rotation on radio stations.
In 2011, the media has slipped information about the possible divorce of a couple, but Leonidas, along with his wife through this difficult time and keep the relationship.
Leonid Agutin is a happy father of two children. His second daughter, Elizabeth, was born in marriage with Angelica Varum. The girl now lives in Miami and performs with his own rock band «Without Gravity». The singer lives with his family in two homes: Moscow and Miami. With my daughter, he tries to spend a lot of time. On my birthday, dad makes the League unique gifts: so, on the 16th anniversary girl, the musician has created a true ode, which in a festive holiday setting read out to the birthday girl.
Not to deprive their attention caring father and eldest daughter, Pauline, whom he regularly meets in Moscow, where the girl comes to visit from France. The last years of Leonid often invites his illegitimate daughter to stay in Miami, together with the Angelica home. See how the girls became friends and how happy and satisfied with their personal life Leonid himself.
- 1994 — the Barefoot boy
- 1995 — the Decameron
- 1998 — Summer rain
- 2000 — Office romance
- 2003 — Deja vu
- 2005 — Cosmopolitan Life
- 2007 — Love. Road. Sadness and Joy
- 2012 — the time of the last romantics
- 2013 — the Mystery of glued pages
- 2015 — the World green