Claudio Constantini holds an international and multi-faceted career as a performer of two instruments, the piano and the bandoneon, as well as being a composer in demand. Born and raised in Lima (Perú) into a musician´s family, Constantini´s unique style is defined by its solid classical roots paired with a passion for popular music genres, among which Latin American music and improvisation play a key role. For the upcoming 2021/22 season he will appear as soloist with important orchestras such as the WDR orchestra (Cologne) or the Robert Schumann Philharmonic (Chemintz) in Germany, and in Spain with the Bilbao, Málaga, Alicante and the Andalousian Youth Orchestra with whom he will premiere his own bandoneón concertó, commissioned on occasion of Astor Piazzolla´s centennary of birth. In the 2019/2020 season, Constantini appeared in such places as the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), National Auditorium (Madrid), as well as festivals such as the Ravinia Festival (Chicago) or the Chopin Festival (Valldemossa). He did tours in United States, Colombia, Peru, and South Korea. Constantini´s engagements for the season 2018/2019 included appearances at the Ravinia festival (Chicago), the Botín foundation (Santander), and the Philharmonic Societies of Bilbao, Zaragoza and Lima, Perú. He performed with the philharmonic of the Czech Republic, the Extremadura orchestra, the Requena orchestra, and the Murcia orchestra, this last one performing Piazzolla´s double concerto for bandoneón and guitar together with guitarist Manuel Barrueco. During the 2017/2018 season, he performed at acclaimed concert venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna or the Palau de la Música in Barcelona to name only a selected few, as well as appearances in festivals such as the Rheingau festival (Germany), Klassik an Dom (Linz, Austria) and Ravinia festival (USA), among others. He has released a total of 6 CD albums, all of which have had great international reception. His CD titled AMERICA has earned him a nomination for a LATIN GRAMMY award (2019) in the category of “Best Classical Album.” Together with the IBS Label (Spain) he is recording the complete piano Works of Claude Debussy, of which he has already released two albums (the first volume was selected among the 10 best albums of the year 2015 by Fanfare magazine, USA). He has also collaborated in over a dozen productions for various artists. Constantini has been invited to teach masterclasses at several institutions in Europe and abroad. He organizes the yearly “Primavera Pianistica” masterclasses and competition in Belgium, aimed at young pianists who wish to develop their artistry further. He initiated his piano studies with his father (Gerardo Constantini) and later received his bachelor´s degree in Finland, his master´s degree in The Netherlands, and finally the diplome de concert in Paris, all of which earned him the highest distinctions. He was a pupil and eventually assistant of maestro Aquiles Delle Vigne, disciple of legendary pianists Claudio Arrau and Gyorgy Cziffra. He began his bandoneón studies on his own in 2003 and later under the guidance of bandoneonist Victor Villena. Passionate about the instrument, he has a special interest in broadening its repertoire and has premiered a few works, including the bandoneon concerto of composer Daniel Schvetz together with the Metropolitan Orchestra of Lisbon in 2011. He regularly offers bandoneon solo recitals as well as with orchestras and ensembles and shares his concert activities between the piano and the bandoneon.
Piano / Bandoneon