FOUNDER + Artistic Director
Michael D. Fitzpatrick
EARTH’S CALL Founder & Artistic Director Michael D. Fitzpatrick is the recipient of The Prince Charles Award for Musical Excellence conferred by HRH The Prince of Wales. He has shared the stage with His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama for two decades, performing the Musical Keynotes to set the tone for the Dalai Lama’s Public Talks and Teachings around the world. At the invitation of The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, he performed the Musical Keynote for the Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Blessings at the Vatican.
Fitzpatrick has performed as soloist around the world, including at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, for His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Jordan, with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra in Jerusalem, for the Closing Ceremonies of the United Nations Millennium Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, for the Parliament of the World’s Religions, at the National Cathedral, and the United States Capitol West Lawn in Washington, D.C.
Fitzpatrick is the Producer of “COMPASSION: Special Message from His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama”, the unprecedented East-West sonic odyssey recorded inside of Mammoth Cave – the largest cave system in the world. COMPASSION was nominated for a Special Merit Award at the Grammy Awards by the late Bruce Lundvall, President/CEO of EMI Jazz & Classics, who stated: “COMPASSION is at once both a prayer and an aural celebration of brotherhood and world peace. It brings a feeling of hope and human compassion to all who listen.”
“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 to 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 Maestro Pablo Casals, I can think of no more exemplary artist”