DiDuLa - biography of the Belarusian guitar virtuoso
Valery DiDuLa - a famous Belarusian guitar virtuoso, composer, arranger, music producer, as well as the leader of the band of the same name! The musician's work is based on the genres of folk and fusion with a strong influence of the new age style ... Today, this person is known as one of the best guitarists in the post-Soviet space! Valery Mikhailovich is distinguished by a truly virtuoso playing ... He often tours the world, which is why he became famous as an artist who regularly appears at festivals and concerts. At the same time, few people know that DiDuLa also wrote music for films! And the result of his work allows us to rightfully call him a talented composer... From early years to stunning success - let's remember the life story of this outstanding musician!
Valery DiDuLa was born in 1969 in Grodno - a beautiful Belarusian city ... At the age of five, the boy received a valuable gift from his mother - my first guitar! It was this gift that determined his future: from an early age, Valery not only fell in love with music, but plunged into the game with his head! According to Valery, as a teenager he loved listen to records, and also gather in the evenings in large noisy companies in the yards and play, performing various songs ... However, he soon got tired of just playing the instrument. Then DiDuLa began to experiment... To achieve a fresher sound, he used all kinds of sensors, amplifiers and gadgets made by his own hands...
Later, he took up the game seriously and even enrolled in guitar courses! Professional training was his first conscious step towards music ...
Very soon, young DiDuLa becomes a member of a vocal and instrumental ensemble "Scarlet Dawns"! The group gave concerts in different cities, collective farms and state farms, but performances in a cooperative restaurant brought the musician his first money ... But over time the ensemble broke up, and Valery had to look for a new way to make money on his work. Soon he became the sound engineer of the band. "White Dew"with whom he traveled all over the world! It was thanks to this experience that DiDuLa was introduced to the flamenco style…
“This experience had a huge impact on me! I had an understanding of the psychology and desires of the public ... ”Valery later said.
This experience pushed the musician to more daring creative experiments! He already had all the necessary technical base for recording. It only remained to declare oneself ... And what could be better for this than television?
First success and first obstacles
Valery took part in a gala concert, and soon received an invitation to move to Minsk from a pianist Igor Bruskin! At first, he worked as a salesman in a music salon, but he did not forget to visit the capital of Russia and make useful contacts with the owners of recording studios and concert halls ... So, he ended up at the festival "Slavic Marketplace". Yes, it was this event that made it recognizable in the CIS countries, Bulgaria, the Baltic States and Poland! For Valery, it was a big, no, a huge step forward!
Shortly after that, DiDuLa moved to Moscow! He continued his experiments, combining electronic and folk music ... He was helped in many ways Sergei Kulishenko: it was thanks to him that Valery was able to record his first composition in a studio! After seven more tracks, the men set up their own home recording studio. And with the help of a sound producer Sergei Migachev not only DiDuLi's first album was released, but also a video for the song "Isadora"! There was success, but even despite this, major record companies still ignored the guitarist from Grodno ... Soon he signed a contract with "Global Music”, but this did not help in advancing his career.
Real glory with Knox Music
Soon Valery terminated the contract previously signed with Global Music and entered into a new agreement with Knox Music on the advice of Timur Salikhov, your director! Pretty soon another clip was released, and Valery's popularity began to rapidly gain momentum ... The guitarist embodied all his new, bright and bold ideas in the album "Road to Baghdad". After its release, the biggest Russian pop stars want to work with DiDula! A striking example is the duet with Dmitry Malikov entitled "satin shores»:
Trying to get to Eurovision
And this story happened in 2014: it was then that DiDuLa, together with Max Lawrence applied for participation in the international song contest "Eurovision"! The duet was supposed to present Belarus, and even prepared a major pop number (the soloist himself composed the words for the song being performed deep purple!), but… the professional jury decided that the duet would not cope and would not be able to adequately represent the country at the competition…
The musicians did not agree with the jury's decision, and even wrote a letter Alexander Lukashenko! But Alexander Grigorievich just agreed with the opinion of professionals ...
Composer's career and other achievements
In the same year, Valery worked on the film "Fireman": He wrote the soundtrack for the movie ... By the time DiDuLa released "Aquamarine", his repertoire was already full of hits such as"Way back home», «Flight to Mercury», «Wind in the steppe"… In the end 2019 the musician became a guest of the program "Apartment near Margulis", and also presented to the public a new album called"seventh sense".
Today, a strong desire to bring the guitar playing to absolute perfection has not left Valery ... As the artist himself says, now he is busy working on compositions that can have a beneficial effect on a person and his general well-being! Every year, DiDuLa gives more than 100 concerts in the cities of Russia! With all this, the artist not only records his new albums, but also willingly produces novice performers ... He is also the leader of his own group of the same name, and after the release of the film Andrei Konchalovsky «house of fools» Valeriy DiDuLa opened to the audience one more of his creative side - the side of the actor!