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"Virtuosity, a sense of humour and an ear for musical dialogue."

The New York Times

 

 

Since 1972, Fitzpatrick has summered at the Rous Island, Mahone Bay cottage of his parents, Joseph and Ruth Fitzpatrick, and more recently, at their home in LaHave.

In Celebration of  

One Hundred Years

Saint James Anglican Church

LaHave, Nova Scotia

Presents Cellist

Michael Fitzpatrick

July 10, 2005 at 4:00 pm

Admission $10.00; Tickets available at the church door, prior to the performance

 

 

Hailed by Rome's II Tempo as 'the destiny of the cello," Michael Fitzpatrick's highly refined yet passionate style has connected with audiences from all walks of life around the globe.  He comes from a family of artists and musicians of Irish, Catalonian, French, Ukrainian and Polish descent that includes Bronislaw Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic, and Rose Bein Lerman, pianist with the Louisville Orchestra.  Fitzpatrick's foundational cello study was shaped by Scott Ballantyne, pedagogical heir to Leonard Rose.  Formal musical studies occurred at The Cleveland Institute of Music, Northwestern University, Yale University and New York University.

 

Fitzpatrick is recipient of the Prince Charles Award for outstanding musicianship, bestowed on behalf of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales by Maestro Gian Carlo Menotti, at the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, in 1984.  Featured on PBS' The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and on National Public Radio, he has performed as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player across the United States, Europe, the Middle East, the former Soviet Union and India, including performances at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Smithsonian Institution, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Spoleto Festival of Two Worlds.

 

Fitzpatrick conceptualized, produced and is featured musician of Millenia Music's groundbreaking COMPASSION recording featuring His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, the voice of Thomas Merton, monks and musicians from East and West. Founder of Millenia Music, which brings music to the underserved and produces concerts, recordings and films for the global audience, Fitzpatrick's artistry has received the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Society of Arts & Letters, and the Kentucky Arts Council.  He performs annually for the Florida Holocaust Museum.