Reflets Dans l´Eau is the wonderful first volume of what will become the collection of the complete piano works of Claude Debussy. In his interpretations, pianist Claudio Constantini captures the freshness and spontaneity of the music as if it had been composed yesterday. In this recording, the internationally acclaimed Peruvian pianist (the first Latin-American musician to record the integrale of Debussy piano works) makes use of his profound knowledge, intuition and impecabble technique, bringing to life such well known works as the Images or L´Isle Joyeuse, just as well as lesser known pearls like the Nocturne, Danse or Berceuse Heroique, to name a few. The repertoire selection spans over 25 years of Debussy´s compositional life and offers an excellent opportunity for listeners in getting acquainted with the music of one of the greatest composers in history. The second volume of Debussy works, due in spring 2016, will come as a two cd set and will include the complete Preludes, Estampes, and other piano works.
An artist of great artistic and creative perspectives…transforming notes into emotions” Diario Levante, Spain.
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 worldwide demand. Constantini has performed as soloist at top festivals and concert halls in over 20 countries worldwide, with many of his performances having been broadcast on television and radio. Together with the label IBS Classical, he will record the complete works for piano of Claude Debussy, becoming the first Latin American pianist in achieving this feat. Constantini has been invited to give masterclasses at several conservatories in Europe, and organizes two mastercourses for pianists in Paris and in Brussels. He has been top prize winner at many international competitions (New York, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands) and was a recipient of many awards including the HSP Huygens prize for excellence in artistic studies from the Dutch government. Constantini was born in Lima-Peru into a family of musicians, initiating his studies with his father, mtro. Gerardo Constantini, at the National Conservatory of Peru. He later continued his training at the Lahti Conservatory in Finland (professors Lauri Väinmaa and Raija Kerppo), the Rotterdam Conservatory in The Netherlands (mtro. Aquiles Delle Vigne) and the Schola Cantorum in Paris (A.Delle Vigne). He currently lives in Madrid, Spain.