"I had the honor of sharing a dinner with Michael and Noemi some years ago after performing for a classical radio benefit. I have been awed by their generosity and passion in supporting the arts, and their dedication to helping others on every level. Michael will be dearly missed by those fortunate enough to have known and treasured his remarkable humanity, warmth and creativity. His inspiring and enduring legacy will live on for eternity, continuing to make the world a better place."