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Awards and Honors

  • 1994 – Two nominations for the US CableAce Award for Abraham and Jacob

  • 1995 – US CableAce Award for Joseph

  • 1997 – Appointed by Pope John Paul II “Academic Virtuoso Distinguished Professor of the Pontifical Academy of Fine Arts and Literature of the Virtuosi al Pantheon”

  • 1998 – “Soundtrack Award 1998” of the Performing Arts for the music of the TV Bible series

  • 2002 – “Soundtrack Award 2002” of the Performing Arts for the music of the film St. John in the Apocalypse

  • 2005 – International Prize for Culture “Giuseppe Verdi,” together with Maestro Claudio Abbado

  • 2006 – National Award Fabriano for Performing Artists 

  • 2006 – Award Giulia Ammannati – Great Masters of Cinema

  • 2007 – Certificate of Merit and Gold Medal from the Dante Alighieri Association for the promotion and dissemination of Italian culture in the world for the project and music of The Divine Comedy

  • 2008 – International Awards - Santa Caterina – City of Siena and also the City of Ostia

  • 2008 – Prize Dante Alighieri of the Pontifical Urban University in Rome for the opera The Divine Comedy

  • 2009 – International Prizes - Charles of Anjou and also Boniface VIII

  • 2011 – Award Sicanorum Cantica of the Coro Lirico Siciliano 

  • 2011 – International Award for Dialogue between peoples and cultures by “S. Francis and Clare of Assisi”

  • 2012 – Received the honor “Veritas in Charitate” from the International Catholic Association “Tu es Petrus” for excelling in a special way in duty, loyalty, obedience and devotion to the Holy See and the Catholic Church

  • 2012 - Appointed Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

  • 2015 - Awarded the Anassilaos Prize for Cooperation and Solidarity of Peoples in Reggio Calabria

  • 2016 - Recipient of award from "Premio Roma è… Arte" - he was one of a select groups of dance companies and personalities from the entertainment world, who by their life experience in their fields, have embarked on a new journey of conversion, or rekindled and expanded faith and closeness to God and the Church

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