Claudio Constantini explores the connections of different genres with popular culture and with each other. A pianist, bandoneonist and composer, he has a multifaceted career that has spanned five continents. Born in Lima into a family of musicians, his original style is defined by his solid classical roots allied with a deep passion for some popular music genres, among which Latin American music and improvisation are fundamental.
In 2021 he will celebrate the centenary of Astor Piazzolla's birth performing with the WDR Symphony Orchestra of Cologne under the direction of Alondra de la Parra, as well as other outstanding appearances with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he will also record an album entirely dedicated to Piazzolla.
He has made a total of six record productions, four under label IBS Classical, and all of them with great projection and excellent critics internationally. His 2019 album ‘America’ brought him a Latin Grammy nomination that year.
With his latest album '20th Century Tango' (IBS Classical, 2020), a work with piano talent Louiza Hamadi, he makes a decisive and brilliant foray into the concert tango genre through key composers from Argentina and Europe such as Piazzolla, Stravinsky, Mores, Ravel, Salgán, Albéniz, Saluzzi, Satie, Weill and Schnittke among others.
Among his performances in the 2018/2019 season, his recitals at the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), the Botín Foundation (Santander), and the Philharmonic Societies of Bilbao, Zaragoza and Lima stand out. He performed as a soloist with the Orchestra of the Czech Republic, the Orchestra of Extremadura, the Orchestra of Requena, and the Orchestra of Murcia, the latter as a soloist in Astor Piazzolla's double concert for bandoneon and guitar with the legendary guitarist Manuel Barrueco.
He began his piano studies at the Peruvian National Conservatory under the tutelage of his father, Gerardo Constantini. Later on he received his superior degree in Finland, his master's degree in Holland, and the concert diploma in Paris, all of them with the highest distinction of the jury. He was a student and assistant to Master Aquiles Delle Vigne, and a disciple of legendary pianists Claudio Arrau and Gyorgy Cziffra.