Maurizio Verna is an Italian guitarist and composer who started his musical journey by studying classical guitar but later delved into improvisation, jazz, and folk music. He has collaborated with renowned musicians in Italy and has contributed to the making of 15 CDs, including 8 under his name. Additionally, he has created soundtracks for short films and theatrical performances. In 2017, he directed a documentary film on the guitar titled “Andante Lento”.
Maurizio Verna is known for his expertise in playing a 10-string guitar, which he uses in his jazz and folk compositions. He is among the few musicians in Italy who play this type of guitar for their performances. He has performed solo, in duets, and in various groups at prestigious music festivals across Italy and internationally, such as the Capodanno Celtico (Italy), Fira Mediterrània (Spain), Festival Art en Scene (France), Teatro dell’Opera di Sofia (Bulgaria), la Notte della Taranta (Italy), the Italian Embassy in London (UK), Biberacher Musiknacht (Germany), Teatro Nazionale di Bucarest (Romania), Festival International de la Culture Amazighe (Morocco), Auditorium Slovak Radio (Slovakia), Palazzo dei Congressi di Lugano (Switzerland), and Diada de Sant Jordì (Spain).
Verna is also the creator and director of the “Piccola Orchestra di Chitarre” (Little Guitar Orchestra), which is a group of young students who share a passion for playing the guitar.