Gioacchino Balistreri, pianist multi-instrumentalist, is a film score and theatre music composer. He regularly performs in the prestigious LAC multicultural center of Lugano (Switzerland), where he has been living and working for several years. He obtained a master degree in Music and Arts from the Conservatorio V. Bellini in Palermo (Italy), graduating with full marks as a pianist. He studied “Music Composition for Film” at the Chigiana Academy in Siena (Italy), under the guidance of the Academy Award-winning MaestroLuis Bacalov. In 2010 he completed a Master Of Arts from the Department of Education and Learning (Supsi-Dfa) in Locarno (Switzerland). Among his latest works, he composed the music for Fine Pena: Ora, a play directed by Mauro Avogadro and written by Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers), that recently premiered at Piccolo Teatro in Milan (Italy). He also composed the original soundtracks for the Nico Bonomolo animated shorts movies Confino, winner of the Giffoni Experience 2017 (Italy), the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2017 (U.S.A.) and inserted in the long listfor the 2018 Academy Awards, and Detours, special mention at the Nastri d’Argento in 2016 (Italy). He conducts a soundtracks workshop at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland).