“Claudio Constantini enjoys the best of all worlds… he deftly illuminates the music from the inside, peering into its corners and deconstructing its compositional labyrinths.”
J.B.Young -Fanfare magazine
Claudio Constantini holds an international and multifaceted career as a performer of two instruments, the piano and the bandoneón, as well as being a composer and arranger on great demand.
He has performed at top festivals and concert halls worldwide, many of those performances being broadcast on radio and television (Arte, ZDF, RTVE, RAI, etc.).
He has released three albums as soloist, of which Reflets dans l´eau (vol.1 from the integrale of Debussy piano works) has received top reviews and was chosen nr.2 in the top ten of 2015 by Fanfare magazine.
As a bandoneonist he explores music of different backgrounds, focusing on three main genres: Argentinean tango, Classical music, and jazz. A combination of these three resulted in his own “Constantini tangojazz ensemble”.
Constantini has been invited to teach masterclasses at several institutions in Europe and abroad. He was a top prize winner at various international competitions such as the first prize in the Astor Piazzolla competition in Milan and the first prize in the Litmann International competition in New York, as well as receiving the HSP Huygens prize for excellence in artistic studies from the Dutch government.
Constantini was born in Lima, Perú into a family of musicians. He initiated his piano studies with his father and later received a performer´s degree in Finland, a master´s degree in The Netherlands, and finally the diplome de concert in Paris, all of which he received with honours. He was pupil and eventually assistant of Aquiles Delle Vigne.