I.Metshin: “The approach to renovation should correspond to the outstanding musicians, who studied here”
The renovation of the Tchaikovsky Music School No.1 is
planned to be completed by its 90th anniversary next year. By the
anniversary, the floors will be completely replaced in the building on Maxim
Gorky Street, the walls will be repaired, the front will be restored,
historical stairs and doors will be restored in their original form. Ilsur
Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, got acquainted with the progress of the renovation.
“This is a unique heritage building. Outstanding
musicians studied and created here, which means that the approach to renovation
be appropriate”, - Ilsur Metshin noted.
“The school laid the foundations of all children's
music education in the republic, our graduates are known all over the world”, -
said Yakov Turkenich, director of the school. Over the entire history of the
school, almost 4 thousand people graduated the school, 600 of them are famous
composers, performers, singers, such as Rustem Yakhin, Rafael Belyalov, Almaz
Monasupov, Sofia Gubaidulina, Irina Bochkova and many others. In 2017, the school
became the winner of the Russian contest “50 best art schools”.
No renovation was carried out in the building at 22
Gorky Street, where the music school has been located for more than 30 years.
Over the years, some of the wooden floors became of poor quality, the ceilings
and walls began to crack.
Renovation work in the building began in August. In a
short time, part of the preparatory work was completed. In particular, the
dismantling was completed and the wooden floor was replaced. Now the floors are
being repaired on the ground floor, electrical installation works are underway.
According to Minnegaray Nasibullin, director of the
general contractor Remontstroyservice, the repair is carried out taking into
account the historical features of the building.
During the work, old drawings are used in order to
bring the appearance of the building and the interior of the premises as close
as possible to the original one. According to the project, the stair railings
and the front will be restored, and the renovated doors and floors will be as
similar as possible to those that were installed during construction.
“Next year the school celebrates its 90th
anniversary. We will do everything so that children come to the renovated school”,
- Ilsur Metshin noted.
During the repair work, the educational process at the
school is not suspended, children continue to study music at 12 cultural facilities
of the city.
Today, 451 children are studying at the music school. There
are five departments in 13 specialties for children. “We provide academic
education, but we also develop innovative projects – we have a department of music
making, as well as computer music”, - Yakov Turkenich said and thanked the head
of the city for supporting the culture. “Thank you for the appreciation of our
activities and for personal control of the renovation process,”- the director
of the music school addressed the Mayor.