He celebrated his 80th birthday in January, but Swiss flutist Peter- Lukas Graf — who is still active as a performer, conductor and teacher — is touring Japan.

“There is a proverb by an ancient Greek philosopher that says: ‘Don’t be excessive.’ Basically, I tried to follow this. I don’t drink too much. I stopped smoking, unfortunately when I was 50. I don’t do too much sport; I think sport is unhealthy. And I eat healthy food,” Graf replies when asked about his youthfulness. “These are small things. I was just lucky.”

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