There is only one superior race of human beings.
It is the race of those, who learn to understand, accept and eventually Love any other human being.
And in order to be able to be part of this „higher race“ of human beings there is only one key: EDUCATION.
Today it is possible to learn what human beings already went through, and educate ourselves so that terrible mistakes don’t happen again. The amount of information existing and available today is overwhelming. If one is able to read this message now, then one is able to read about human history. And if one reads about history, one would learn that the disrespect between human ethnicities or the prejudices against any kind of human being because of his ethnicity or culture leads to wounds that never heal.
And now speaking as an artist, I’m convinced that Art is also a form of EDUCATION. Everyone learns something by looking closely to the Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa”, or while listening to the Beethoven‘s “Ode To Joy“ of his 9th Symphony. I would like to encourage everyone to learn as much as possible. Self-education is always here. Only by learning and enlightening ourselves every day can we become this race of human beings which won’t disrespect any other human being.
I had the immense privilege to earn the Gitlis Prize in Paris in 2018. After the concert Ivry came from the audience and we talked like if we were at home. I wanted to play for him a piece that I once wrote in the memory of my great-grandmother Dora Vaitsner. After I...