Oleg Anatolievich Vinnik – a popular Ukrainian singer, composer, lyricist, is considered the most sought-after and most touring artist in the country. Gained fame in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as a leading man in popular musicals under the stage name OLEGG.
Place of Birth. Education. Oleg Vinnik was born on July 31, 1973 in the village of Verbovka, Kamensky district, Cherkasy region. Parents worked on a local farm. He graduated from high school in the village of Chervony Kut (Zhashkovsky district, Cherkasy region).
He took an active part in amateur performances, learned to sing and play the electric guitar. After leaving school, he entered the choirmaster department of the Kanev School of Culture.
Musical career. The first place of work after graduation was the Cherkasy Regional Philharmonic. At the age of 20, Oleg Vinnik became a soloist of the Cherkasy Folk Choir.
As part of the cultural exchange program, Oleg did an internship in Germany. During the internship, he received an offer from the Lüneburg Theater from Lower Saxony, where he continued his career, performing parts in the opera Tosca and the operetta Paganini. Then – two years of study in Hamburg under the guidance of vocal teacher John Lehman, as well as the first attempts in the musical genre. First there were the roles of Lucentio (“Kiss Me, Kate” (1999-2001), Phoebus and Clopin (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”) (2001-2002).
The real breakthrough, which gave Oleg Vinnik universal recognition, was the musical “Les Miserables” (“Les Miserables”) based on the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, in which Vinnik played the role of Jean Valjean Valjean – a hero who is 46 at the beginning of the musical, and 80 in the final years. The next important role was the role of the Black Prince – Death in the musical “Elizabeth”.
For 15 years he was the leading soloist of the world’s most popular musicals (performed under the stage name OLEGG), thanks to which he gained wide popularity in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other European countries.
In 2011, the artist began his solo career in Ukraine, where in a short period of time he captivated millions of listeners with his work. In just a few years, he released four author’s albums, twelve video clips and repeatedly traveled with tours to all major regional centers and small cities of the country.
He is the author of the words and music of all the songs included in his albums.
In 2011, Vinnik presented the Russian-language album “Angel”, and in 2012 – the Russian-language album “Happiness”.
In 2013, the singer presented his first Ukrainian-language album “Roksolana”, and in 2015 – the Russian-language album “I won’t get tired”.
In the spring of 2017, the singer went on a concert tour called “My Soul …” in the cities of Ukraine and Belarus.
On December 14, 2017, the singer presented a new video for the song “How to Live Without You”, where he performed in an unusual image of a rude rocker.
Since 2017, he has been a jury member of the X-Factor project on the STB channel.
On May 20, 2018, Vinnik’s all-Ukrainian tour “You know” started in Chernihiv. He also visited Kharkiv, Dnipro, Uzhgorod, Lviv and 25 other cities with the tour. The tour ended on November 7 with a concert at the Kiev Sports Palace.
In 2018, 2 albums were released: “You know” (Russian-language) and “How to live without you” (Ukrainian-language).
The musician gives at least 150 solo concerts every year and is one of the top three performers whose songs are most often listened to on the Internet and social networks.
In 2019 on extraordinary parliamentary elections supported agrarian party. Head of the Agrarian Party Mikhail Poplavsky.
In 2023 – a participant in “Dancing with the Stars” on the 1 + 1 TV channel.
In 2023 – detective show “Mask” on TV channel “Ukraine”.
In 2023 – a star coach in the show “Voice of the Country” (season eleven) on the 1 + 1 TV channel.
Soundtracks. In 2018, Vinnik presented a video clip for the song “Let Me Dream” from his third album “Roksolana”, which became the soundtrack to the cartoon “The Enchanted Prince”, in the Ukrainian dubbing of which he voiced the main character.
In the fall of 2018, together with Potap, he recorded the duet song “The Best Day” for the soundtrack of the film “Skazhene Vesіllya”.
Actor career. In the summer of 2018, Oleg Vinnik played an episodic role in his first film “Skazhene Vesіllya” produced by Yuri Gorbunov.
In 2019 – a cameo in a comedy “Saying fun- 2″.
Albums. “Angel” (2011), “Happiness” (2012), “Roksolana” (2013), “I won’t get tired” (2015), “You know”, “How to live without you” (2018).
Awards. In 2018, he received the “Viva! Most Beautiful” award in the “Most Handsome Man of the Year” nomination.
Family. Oleg Vinnik hides his personal life, however, in an interview with a German magazine in 2005, he said that he has a wife and son. According to media assumptions, Oleg Vinnik has long been married to his backing vocalist Taisiya Svatko (born 1974), known under the stage name Tayune.