PAUL ANTHONY ROMERO is a Los Angeles-born and raised composer and pianist. He composes orchestral symphonic soundtrack scores for computer games (Sony's Everquest series & Ubisoft's Heroes of Might and Magic series), motion pictures, documentaries, and television programs. His original music for popular computer video games has garnered him fans across the world. He is also the winner of several international piano competitions and frequently performs solo piano recitals across the world. Paul has recently made his concert debuts in Rio de Janeiro, Saint Petersburg (Russia) and in Budapest. He is looking forward to his upcoming concert debut in Buenos Aires this September. Paul has had a love affair with the music of Sergei Rachmaninov since childhood. The music of Rachmaninov has played an influential role in Paul's compositional style. Mr. Rachmaninov's music also holds a prominent position in Paul's piano repertoire.
Paul Anthony Romero taught himself to play the piano at age three. He began his formal training at age nine with Mr. Earle C. Voorhies of South Pasadena. Mr. Voorhies was one of the last Juilliard pupils of Alexander Siloti, who is the older first cousin of Sergei Rachmaninov. Paul made his concert debut at the age of eleven performing a Mozart piano concerto with the Santa Monica Symphony. Paul composed his first original piano concerto at the age of thirteen and debuted this work at the United Nations General Assembly Hall under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich. This concert was televised on PBS and recorded on the Yamaha record label. Paul was accepted at the age of fifteen to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philiadelphia where he was fortunate to study under Pulitzer-prize winning composer Ned Rorem, pianist Dr. Vladimir Sokoloff, and members of the Guaneri String Quartet. Paul finished his musical education at the Paris Conservatoire and at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.