Leonid Agutin

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Leonid Agutin

Leonid Agutin and his wife Anzhelika Varum
Background information
Born(1968-07-16) July 16, 1968 (age 44)
Moscow, Soviet Union
GenresPop
OccupationsSinger, composer, poet
Instrumentsvocals, piano, guitar
Years active1991–present
Websitewww.agutin.com
 
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Leonid Agutin

Leonid Agutin and his wife Anzhelika Varum
Background information
Born(1968-07-16) July 16, 1968 (age 44)
Moscow, Soviet Union
GenresPop
OccupationsSinger, composer, poet
Instrumentsvocals, piano, guitar
Years active1991–present
Websitewww.agutin.com

Leonid Nikolayevich Agutin (Russian: Леонид Николаевич Агутин; b. July 16, 1968) is a Russian pop musician and poet, active since the 1990s. He has released 8 albums and 3 compilation albums.

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Personal life

Agutin was born in Moscow to the musician Nikolai Petrovich Agutin and the teacher Lyudmila Leonidovna Shkol'nikova. Along with receiving a standard education, he also graduated from the Moscow Jazz school "Moskvorechie" as a pianist.[1] He later served in the army on the Russia–Finland border.[2]

In 1993, Agutin graduated from the Moscow State Institute of Culture as a theatre director. In 1997, Agutin married the stage performer Anzhelika Varum, his second marriage.[1]

Agutin has a hobby of collecting crosses and playing billards. He also believes in the predictions of astrologists.[2]

Career

In 1991, Agutin started touring the Soviet Union with a musical act. He participated and won the Yalta international pop music contest of 1992, and won a similar contest in Jūrmala in 1993. Agutin released his first solo album, Bosonogiy Malchik ("Barefoot Boy") in 1994, which was a success and launched his career.[1]

Cosmopolitan Life

Agutin released the album Cosmopolitan Life with the guitarist Al Di Meola in 2005, which gained success and worldwide recognition as a result of the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Following the festival, the Austrian directors Hannes Rossacher and Rudy Dolesai made a documentary about the lives of Agutin and Di Meola, called Cosmopolitan Live, released in February 2008.[3]

Discography

Russian nameTranslationYear
Босоногий мальчикBarefoot Boy1994
ДекамеронDecameron1996
Летний дождьSummer Rain1998
Compilation1998
Служебный романWorkplace Romance1999
Леонид АгутинLeonid Agutin2001
Дежа вюDeja Vu2003
Compilation2004
Compilation2004
Cosmopolitan Life (with Al Di Meola)2005
Любовь. Дорога. Грусть и Радость.Love. Road. Sadness and Happiness.2007

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