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Michael Turetsky. Conqueror of hearts of the public and the ski slopes

New year for the «Turetsky Choir» special jubilee. Exactly 25 years ago, the debut of the team, and two years later came to him international fame.

Despite a busy touring schedule and new ideas, which are then translated into a surprisingly interesting projects, Mikhail Turetsky finds time to communicate with family, and hobbies that are not related to the music and the scene.

For example, Michael Turetsky — a big fan of winter sports, and to them he had accustomed his daughters — five-year and nine-year Beata Emma. And if the baby daddy mastered sports sled, then Emmanuel — adult descent from the mountain.

Returning from a holiday, where he spent time with his family, Mikhail Borisovich took the time to meet with the «Big Moscow». Conversation with a musician, we started with a winter theme, however, could not touch and other issues, including the work.

According to the musician, a person must develop comprehensive, mandatory exercise. That is why during the winter holidays with family Michael Turetsky travel to ski resorts. Passion for skiing as a musician — from childhood.

– Mikhail Borisovich, tell me, why did your passion for skiing.

– Somehow, as children, we are his elder brother Sasha thought, what would keep him occupied. Boarded the train and arrived at the Dmitrov highway. Out at the station «Tourist», where is now the recreation center with ski resorts. Actually with this all started. However, then looked different slopes — skiing in our country, in fact, was in its infancy. But the slopes, speed, adrenaline — before that I could not resist. And even the absence of a special «uniforms» did not become a hindrance. Well, then, that the self-made skis with bindings, and instead of the usual suit jacket and pants ?! We even climbed up the mountain on foot.

– Many eventually leave sportsmanship. Work, family … You, on the contrary, remain true to the sport. Perhaps there was some «fixing» factor?

– I guess (laughs). And this factor was the attitude and example of my father, Boris, a very athletic person. It is great riding and ice skating and skiing. Well, we have learned. So his childhood passion he gave me, and I — my daughters.

Pope hails from Belarus. They have always been a skating rink in the winter and skiing. By the way, in those days, ice skating, too, was not to say that cheap. Many children tried to buy skates for growth that is not enough for one season. Of course, riding boots that you are great size and a half — is not very convenient. In general, when I could afford to buy the skates himself, the right size, it turned out that I well, it turns out, ride! (Laughs.)

– Pope hails from Belarus. They have always been a skating rink in the winter and skiing. By the way, in those days, ice skating, too, was not to say that cheap. Many children tried to buy skates for growth that is not enough for one season. Of course, riding boots that you are great size and a half — is not very convenient. In general, when I could afford to buy the skates himself, the right size, it turned out that I well, it turns out, ride! (Laughs.)

– We went to conquer the Austrian Alps. Although, perhaps, you could follow the example of many of my colleagues, who preferred to domestic ski resorts in Sochi, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk and the Caucasus. Yes, and the current euro exchange rate is not particularly has to travel abroad.

And the weather was not too good: there was little snow and almost every day there was a fog. But I tried to get the maximum pleasure possible. For example, first tried to move out on a sled on a special sledge track. And the company I was my youngest daughter. For new experiences Beata came sensibly and, one might say, a grown-up, literally directs the process of descent, saying where to accelerate, and where to slow down. So our first joint with his daughter descent was an example of accuracy and safety on the luge track.

– But what about the adrenaline?

– I got it during a single descent. But there has not been without incident. Rushed to 6-kilometer route without brakes. At some point, could not fit into the rotation, and I was taken away, fortunately, in the plain. Jump, all face in the snow, arms and legs are intact. Looked around — no sleds and snow around the silent space. But after a while I saw my friend away. When she arrived, together began to look for the loss. Decided that sled issued in the ravine. But it was dangerous to go there — is a risk to fall under the snow. Was already late in the evening … But, fortunately, saw sled in the bushes!

– Apparently, you liking risk, passion.

– Yes, I am drawn to extreme slopes. Therefore, with her daughters, who, by the way, are quite confident on skis during our stay at the ski resort engaged instructors. However, a foreign coach for beginners is not the best option. Nevertheless optimum. I can not afford to risk the children and take them to the extreme route. But this year, I still took a big mountain Emmanuel. Pulldown daughter coped very well!

– Proud of my daughter?

– You know, I recently really felt this indescribable feeling of paternal pride. In late December, Emmanuel took part in the New Year’s Concert Choir. I will not hide, I was very worried and even a little doubt: Is the daughter of the speech on the grounds of such a serious level of the Kremlin. But my worries were in vain. Emmanuel did not disappoint me and tore a standing ovation in the auditorium. So now I know what a father’s pride!

– 2015 and for you personally and for the choir — special. You will celebrate a decade Emmanuel and the 25th anniversary of «Chora Turkish.» Share with readers «Big Moscow» secrets of how it will celebrate such an important event?

– We are preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the choir-scale cultural and entertainment action, which will cover the entire country. It’s about the new concert format: tens of thousands of people will have the opportunity to sing along with the «Turetsky Choir» in the open air. And as the recent his speech Emmanuel truly inspired concert life, for her part in such an ambitious project will not only be a new and very rewarding experience, but also an opportunity to feel like an adult.

– Quarter of a century, that there is a chorus, delighting and inspiring millions of fans — is a milestone. A kind of milestone and an occasion to draw some conclusions. What can you say about yourself as a father?

– Unfortunately, I did not go to be with my family enough time. Alas, the art requires sacrifice … Sometimes it’s very sad what deprive yourself of pleasant moments of communication with their families. Daughters childhood passes without me. But I use every opportunity to spend time with your loved ones, giving them your full attention.

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