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Paul Verona

Paul Xavier Verona

Sunday, September 27th, 1953 - Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
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Paul Verona has enjoyed great success throughout the United States and Europe. He has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The Brooklyn Symphony, the Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble, the Sheboygan Symphony and the Catholic Symphony Orchestra of Wisconsin. He has twice performed in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art under the auspices of the Department of Musical Instruments and at the Town Hall in New York City. His countless performances in Austria, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy have brought him wide critical acclaim. He has performed on numerous occasions for the United States Department of the Interior and has been a frequent guest artist on the Goethe Institute’s recital series. Performances have also been heard on the VARA radio in Holland, RAI in Italy and the USA and radio and television stations throughout the United States. Mr. Verona has received numerous awards including the Viotti-Valsesia International Piano Competition for Romantic Music, the National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Career Award and twice was awarded first prize in the International Piano Recording Competition. He has been the recipient of performance and research grants from the Mu Phi Epsilon and Eccola Foundations. Mr. Verona's varied repertoire focuses in large part on the great works of the romantic period. His inspiring and dramatic interpretations of Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, and especially Albéniz have delighted audiences and have earned him a highly revered reputation in this regard. He is equally at home in the recording studio. Mr. Verona’s recording of Isaac Albèniz's Iberia Suite was released on the Centaur Records label in 2012 and can be found on all streaming radio services and on YouTube. His next project was to record the complete Chopin Nocturnes. He holds degrees from the Bologna Conservatory of Music, the Juilliard School, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Paul is survived by his sisters, Mary Ellen Burrescia and Monica Verona, nephews and nieces, Dominic and Monika (nee Haber) and great-niece, Siena Burrescia, Elizabeth (nee Burrescia) and Shawn Krenke, his beloved cockapoo “Ludwig,” and countless cousins, friends, and colleagues.
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Jose and Lillian Espinal

Posted at 07:57pm
On behalf of Glory and Joseph Espinal, our sincerest deepest, condolences to Monica and the entire Verona family. We will forever miss you Paul. RIP..., and may your music live for ever. 🙏

Kenny and Rose Klatt

Posted at 09:49am
In loving memory of a man who could light up the world with his smile and his music. We will miss you.
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Eric Peluso

Posted at 12:24pm
Dear Paul ,
I address this note as I feel you will be able to read it , Gone from this world but living on . I met Paul when he was working in my office ,ESDA, at the Met Museum . You couldn’t pass his desk without stopping and chatting with him . The amazing glowing smile , the gentle voice and the overall energy , the impeccable dress code . These qualities are rare in a person but with Paul all that came together without effort and set the mood of the day . I had the pleasure of hearing him play , he made me appreciate classical piano music all the more . I light a candle for you most nights and talk with you . I plan to plant a tree which is my tradition but I want it to be near me to watch it grow . I miss you . I m proud to have known you bud
With love and remembrance,
Eric P.

Susan and Lesley Mozeson

Posted at 08:26am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Susan Mozeson

Posted at 08:20am
Paul -It was such an honor to have known you for so many years. You were such an extraordinary talent, a real gentleman and a true friend. Every time I would see you at the Mu Phi Epsilon concerts I enjoyed our talks and appreciated all the support you gave. You will be missed and thought of with smiles and love.

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