Vaja Durglishvili was born on May 9, 1948 in borough Akhalgori, Akhalgori region. Father, Bagrat Durglishvili was a journalist and employee of governmental office, mother - a teacher. In 1955 -1966 Vaja Durglishvili studied at Akhalgori ¹ 1 secondary school. In 1968 - 1972 he studied at the Tbilisi State Institute of variety music and in 1979 – 1983 - Tbilisi Alexander Pushkin State Pedagogical Institute at a faculty of Music and Song (Ravaz Lagidze’s Chair). Still being a pupil his creative talent was revealed. He was painting, sculpturing and working on the wood. His works were exhibited for several times in Akhalgori students’ house. It is true that his family imagined Vaja’s future differently, but he still chose the life of an artist.
Vaja Durglishvili’s first success is connected with the ensemble "Orera" and its head, Robert Bardzimashvili. They sang "Spring Song", by which the young composer became known to the musical world. It was followed by many other songs and creative contacts with other performing groups "Orera", "Dielo", the State Orchestra "Rero", ensemble "75", Radio and Television Orchestra, "Tsitsinatela", "Enguri", "Lale", "Georgia" and others.
Vaja Durglishvili works productively in the field of children's music. His songs are included in the repertoire of children’s ensembles: "Mziuri", "Nergebi", "Mtiebi", "Lakhti" and TV-show "Basti-Bubu". He has written a children's opera-review "Sataguri" (according to Vaja Pshavela’s story, having the same name, author of libretto - Givi Chichinadze, Director - Gocha Deisadze), which was performed by a vocal - instrumental ensemble "Mziuri" (second generation) at the stage of Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Academic Theatre, and afterwards, according to the opera-review, the film was made by both the Republic and the Union televisions.
Vaja Durglishvili, at various times, worked at a children's house in Akhalgori (1968), in Tbilisi State Philharmonic Hall, since 1972 he worked at the Students’ Youth Palace of Republic of Georgia. He has composed up-to 500 popular songs, among the performers of songs are: Nani Bregvadze, Robert Bardzimashvili, Teimuraz Tsiklauri, Manana Todadze, Lela Tsurtsumia, Besik Kalandadze, Merab Sepashvili, Sergo Gogoberidze, Maka Zambakhidze, Rati Durglishvili.
In 1975 and 1983 a company "Melodia" released Vaja Durglishvili’s two copyrighted giant-records.
In 2002-2005 a musical "Tavkarianebi" was staged at Vaso Abashidze State Theatre of Musical Comedy (author of the libretto and director - Zurab Kakhiani).
In 2009-2010 composer created chamber music: 4 pieces for Piano, 4 - for violin and piano, 1 - flute and piano, 2 - xylophone and piano, 2 - viola and piano and choral songs and hymns. He is the author of 7 collections of children songs, which is accompanied by a CD (karaoke). Collection is for kindergarten and school aged children. He released 12 CD albums: “Popular Songs”, “Shen Gimgeri”, “Children’s Songs”, “Salaghobo” and others.
He published 2 collections: 1.Piano plays. 2. Chamber music.
For his 65 Year anniversary with the help of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia he published collection of 100 songs named “I like a man with a truthful heart”.
He recived an award of Vazha Pshavela.
In 2017 he was selected as a honourable citizen of Tbilisi and in front of the Tbilisi Concert Hall his star was opened.
He is manager of children’s band “Mtiebi”.
Vaja Durglishvili is the Honored Art Figure, member of Georgian Composers' Union, has a wife, two children and a grandchild. His son – Rati Durglishvili acts on the professional stage and is a popular singer already. He is a member of duet "Georgia" which became the owner of 1st place of “New Wave", popular music’s young performers’ competition (held in Jurmala, 2008). He has his father's talent - he writes the songs himself.
Composer Vaja Durglishvili still works productively as in the genre of variety music, in chamber and choral music as well.