Romina Balestrino

Real name: Balestrino, Romina
Singer and composer
(n/d - )
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina

rgentine female singer based in Spain for 15 years, she studied singing and oboe playing at the Conservatorio Municipal «Manuel de Falla», in Buenos Aires. She attended courses in singing, theater improvisation, guitar and composition with renowned teachers in Argentina.

She started her career in the world of tango and folk music with the La Sortija ensemble, appearing at different theaters and venues in our country. She led the La Veredita, a group which made a fusion of River Plate beats, in which she, besides singing, began to release her early compositions, and also appeared in a series of concerts with the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil General San Martín, paying homage to tango and Argentine popular music.

From the time she is living in Spain she has appeared at different festivals, series of concerts, radio and television programs, either as soloist or as choir member, for different artists of the music panorama.
In 2007 she was awarded the second prize as composer at the contest «Jóvenes Creadores» of the Madrid City Hall, for the songs “Esperando [b]” (milonga) and “Nómades” (candombe).

In 2012 she made appearances along with the Trío del Novecientos, in which she sang a repertoire of tangos, milongas and waltzes. In early 2013 she began to sing with Viejas Costumbres, a guitar trio. In 2015 she appeared as singer of the Homenaje a Aníbal Troilo tango orchestra, led by Fabián Carbone.

In September 2016 she released her first tango album: Seremos Tango, a project carried out thanks to a crowdfunding campaign which the singer herself started around two years ago.

With this album, Romina has tried to show us a careful choice of pieces, among tangos, milongas and walzes, which is completely different to what is offered in other tango discs available now. For this occasion she preferred to be backed by first level musicians like Sergio Menem (guitar and arrangements), Claudio Constantini (bandoneon) and Nicolás Quintela (double bass).