Luca Ballerini was born in Bologna and was a pupil of Gino Brandi at the G.B. Martini Conservatory in Bologna. He later studied at the Geneva Conservatory with Maria Tipo in the courses of Perfectionnement et Virtuosité where, in 1989, he won the Georges Filipinetti special prize. He won several awards, including first prize at the Sixteenth International Piano Competition in Sentgallia, at the same competition being awarded a special prize for the best chamber music performance. He won second prize at the Viotti International Competition in Venecelli and in 1994, third prize at the Concours Géza Anda in Zurich. Loca Ballerini has given recitals in Italy, Switzerland, France and Germany and has collaborated with well known Italian and foreign orchestra. Recently he has appeared in chamber music recitals with the Quartet of Fiesole. He currently teaches piano at the Istituto Musicale Pereggiato V Bellini of Catania.