Mauro Colombis is a versatile Italian musician with international concert experience. He holds two masters in classical piano performance (from Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory in 1998 and Venice Conservatory in 2005) and a Bachelor of Art, Music and Spectacle from the University of Bologna.

In the last decade Mauro Colombis has specialised in the live accompaniment of silent cinema, bringing together his own captivating compositions and improvisational methods. He regularly plays major film festivals around the world including the famed Le Giornate del Cinema Muto, the leading international silent film festival in Italy, alongside festivals in Thailand, China and Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane).

He has collaborated a number of times with the National Film and Sound Archive, including the piano music for the beloved Australian silent The Story of the Kelly Gang (Charles Tait, 1906), released on DVD in 2007.