Gioacchino Balistreri, pianist multi-instrumentalist, is an Italian soundtracks and theatre music composer living in Switzerland. He regularly performs in the prestigious LAC multicultural center of Lugano (Switzerland), where he also carries out workshops on the world of the orchestra and soundtracks. 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 in Locarno (Switzerland). He has recently composed the theme song for Tramp Limited, the production house of the Italian actors Ficarra & Picone. Among his 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 Confined (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 list for 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). 

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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)