BIOGRAPHY

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 Maestro Luis 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 premiered at Piccolo Teatro in Milan (Italy). He also composed the original soundtracks for the Nico Bonomolo animated shorts movies Confino (LUCKY RED DISTRIBUZIONE), candidate for 2018 David di Donatello and Golden Globes (Italy), winner of the 2017 Giffoni Experience (Italy), the 2017 Santa Barbara International Film Festival (U.S.A.) and inserted in the long list for the 2018 Academy Awards, and Detours, special mention at the 2016 Nastri d’Argento (Italy). He conducts a soundtracks workshop at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland). 

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Il mondo di fuori // Fine pena: ora OST
  1. Il mondo di fuori // Fine pena: ora OST
  2. When I Was // Confino OST
  3. Let’s Start // Emergency Exit OST (best soundtrack at Vicoli Corti 2015)
  4. Meeting Diamonds (OST) // Player
  5. Detours Soundtrack // Detours OST (Nastri d'argento 2016 - Special Mention)
  6. Strange Soldiers // Fur Hat Soundtrack (Guanajuato IFF '12 - Oscar qualifyng competition)
  7. More Thoughts // Emergency Exit OST (best soundtrack at Vicoli Corti 2015)