Following the Musical Keynote performed in conjunction with the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Blessing Ceremony at The Vatican.

Following the Musical Keynote performed in conjunction with the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Blessing Ceremony at The Vatican.

 “Michael Fitzpatrick has the respect and friendship of government leaders and members of the Performing Arts community throughout the world. I find his interest in all endeavors - artistic and intellectual, combined with his enormous talent and enthusiasm used by him to enhance his global commitment to using music to uplift humanity - a source of great encouragement to those of us engaged in reaching out to every race, creed and culture here at the United Nations, and around the world. As a close personal friend of the late Pablo Casals, I can think of no more exemplary artist.” 

– Sylvia Howard Fuhrman  • Special Advisor to the Secretary-General • United Nations

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“The most beautiful sound I have ever heard from a cello...a sound filled with love.”
– Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti • Founder • Spolote Festival dei Due Mondi