1978 – Until 1978, my grandfather, Heinrich Paff, taught me to play the violin. He was a passionate violin player and teacher and directed his own chamber orchestra for many decades. On his 90th birthday, he was still playing in a string quartet with his friends and he told me that his grandfather was conducting the men's choir in Hameln. I will never forget accompanying him on the piano as he sang a song from Schumann's Dichterliebe with a voice somewhat shaky, but the mind still strong.