Svyatoslav was born in the family of professor of physics at May 14, 1975 in Lviv, Ukraine in the family of physics, future rector of Lviv University Ivan Vakarchuk. Nickname – Waqar graduated from Lviv school number 4 (with in–depth study of the English language) with a silver medal. Two years engaged in music school in violin, while studying the game on the accordion. In school, he took part in KVN, creating a school theater, actively engaged in basketball.
1991–1996 – studied at the Physics Faculty of Lviv University (specialty – theoretical physics). Second Higher Education – international economy. 1996 – entered the graduate school at the department of theoretical physics at the same university. Thesis – Supersymmetry of electrons in a magnetic field (after one of the albums Vakarchuk called supersymmetry, and one of the songs – Susy (abbreviation of SUperSYmmetry) group Okean Elzy, thanks to the creativity which Vakarchuk became known (he is the author of most texts and music), was established in 1994.
After graduation Vakarchuk could continue their studies abroad, but still chose career as a musician. The band, which successfully performed at several festivals and Svyatoslav with OE went to Kiev to record debut album (There Are No us –1998).
Svyatoslav Vakarchuk was an active member of the Orange Revolution, when poyatoyanno conducted performances on the Maidan, on the stage. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Program for Youth in Ukraine takes part in many social and cultural projects. Separately, it should be noted that all the money raised from sales of the single Cheerful, Brother, times have come … were sent to an orphanage in the city of Makeyevka. He is fond of Japanese culture. Favorite writers – Yukio Mishima and Haruki Murakami. Among the writers of Ukrainian style highlights Kharkiv Serhiy Zhadan. Musical idols considers, first of all, the legendary Beatles and rock band The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Queen According to the weekly Reporter, Vakarchuk is included in the first hundred of the most influential and famous people in Ukraine. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk – loyal to the government people. In the 1999 elections he has performed with some of the other artists on tour in support of Kuchma as a presidential candidate. In the elections of 2004 actively supported at the time the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk has been an active participant in the Orange Revolution, performed at concerts in support of Viktor Yushchenko on Independence Square together with Ruslana, Oleg Skripka and other musicians and singers. Svyatoslav Vakarchuk as the ambassador of the UN Development Programme goodwill for youth in Ukraine takes part in many social and cultural projects. Since November 2007 p, elected for lists Bloc Our Ukraine – People’s Self-Defense.
Married since 2007. His choice is a designer and stylist of many years of official Okean Elzy Lyalya Fonareva. Release date Measure – April 25, chosen because this date is the birthday Lyalya.