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. His style is characterized by the use of real acoustic and analog instruments, without the use of virtual libraries. 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 in Locarno (Switzerland). Among his latest works, he composed the music for two plays directed by Mauro Avogadro: The Blind by M. Maeterlinck, an Accademia Silvio d’Amico production that premiered at Spoleto Festival 2019, and Fine Pena: Ora, written by Paolo Giordano (The Solitude of Prime Numbers), with Paolo Pierobon, that premiered at Piccolo Teatro in Milan (Italy). He also composed the original soundtracks for the Nico Bonomolo animated shorts movies Confino (produced by LUCKY RED), candidate for David di Donatello and Golden Globes (Italy), winner of the Giffoni Experience (Italy), the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (U.S.A.) and inserted in the long listfor the 2018 Academy Awards, and Detours, special mention at the Nastri d’Argento (Italy).He conducts a soundtracks workshop at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland).