John Gilhooly was today invested with the insignia of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia by His Excellency Ambassador Pasquale Terracino at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Belgravia, London. The Order of the Star of Italy is awarded for promoting Italian excellence, culture and good relations internationally.

In recent years John Gilhooly has also been decorated in Finland, Austria, Germany and now Italy, with various Presidential Orders of Merits as well as being honoured with the OBE. The soprano Carmen Giannattasio was also decorated with the same honour from Italy in today’s ceremony.


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