Invocation for World Peace
Michael Fitzpatrick is the recipient of the Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship bestowed by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. He has worked musically with His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama for the past 14 years on the COMPASSION RISING project, which was inspired by the friendship between the late Thomas Merton and The Dalai Lama. His signature composition the Invocation for World Peace was played at the historic meeting between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and United Nations Messenger of Peace Muhammad Ali.
Fitzpatrick has performed for His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Royal Palace in Jordan, at the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit of Religious & Spiritual Leaders, at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona, and in Melbourne, Australia. He has performed as concert soloist around the world.
“The emotion of Michael Fitzpatrick’s music is so powerful it seems almost verbalized. His music brings peace to the world.” ~ His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama