Laura Ballestrino (Madrid, 2000) is a Spanish pianist and composer. She is one of the great promises of music in Spain, awarded at prestigious national and international competitions such as the first prize in Juventudes Musicales de España, María Herrero and Gran Klavier, in addition to special prizes in CIPCE and Intercentros Melómano. Laura has toured and performed all around Spain, including some of the most renowned concert halls and festivals.
Her career as a classical pianist is combined with her facet as a composer. Laura currently works as the composer and producer of the Original Soundtrack of the upcoming videogame Archaelund. She also composes and performs original jazz-fusion music for piano, usually being part of the program of her concerts.
Laura also develops her career overseas; in 2022 she was invited by the Spanish embassy in Washington D.C. to meet the university Georgia Tech in Atlanta and offer piano masterclasses, guest lectures, a piano recital and a concert as a soloist with the GT Symphony Orchestra.
Graduated at Madrid Royal Conservatoire with Prof. Elena Orobio, Laura made her debut at Teatro Monumental performing Piano Concerto no 4 by L.V. Beethoven under the conducting of maestro Sebastián Mariné. In the summer of 2019 she met the pianist and pedagogue Leonel Morales, who would become his ongoing Professor. Laura currently pursues her Master’s Degree with Leonel Morales and Leo de María as she was granted a scholarship by Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio.