I have been fortunate to get to know other human beings through music. I was influenced by my father who sang melodies which had their roots in the old Hassidic cultural tradition. And I was also helped by George Enescu who introduced me to the sounds of Hungary and Romania. We should share our art, our landscapes, our sorrows and our joys, we should widen our horizons. Thus we will gain true understanding of groups of human beings who are suffering from persecution.