After a five year break from music dedicated to pursue a B.S. in Physics at the City College of New York, pianist/composer Tonino Miano's return to audible endeavors is marked by three duo releases on his own Impressus Records label, and a few others in store. Has performed in venues such as NYU, Knitting Factory, Roulette, Binnenpret, Apollohuis, Stork Music Festival and his list of collaborations include Mirio Cosottini, Edoardo Marraffa, Frantz Loriot, Jaap Blonk, Marco Cappelli, Lorenzo Brusci, Jim Pugliese, Keith Witty. He also holds a Degree in Musicology from the University of Bologna and a Degree in Classical Piano Performance with maximum honors from the V. Bellini Conservatory in Caltanissetta (Italy). He lives and teaches in New York since 1993, and he is the co-curator of the AVANT POST, a New York monthly series dedicated to avant garde/improvisational music hosted by Temple M.