Praised by the medias, the audience and her peers for her ”wonderful and powerful sound”, her ”natural musicality”,”flawless technique and impressive virtuosity”, the french harpist Delphine Constantin-Reznik has also been establishing herself worldwide as a passionate advocate of her instrument, moving off the beaten tracks while looking for hidden gems from the past in the harp repertoire, working closely with contemporary composers and always setting the harp within new constellations.
Her discography as a soloist and chamber musician includes internationally acclaimed albums, such as the World Premiere Recording of the commissioned Harp Concerto ”Choryn” by swedish composer Andrea Tarrodi for dB Productions (2022) and the World Premiere Recording of the newly rediscovered swedish harpist and composer Anton Edvard Pratté´s harp concerto and solo works for BIS Records (2021).
In March 2023, Constantin-Reznik is nominated for the swedish Grammis, which is the most important music price in Sweden, thanks to the CD album "Four Elements" (dB Productions) featuring the music of Andrea Tarrodi and Constantin-Reznik´s performance of her Harp Concerto "Choryn".
Constantin-Reznik performs regurlarly as a soloist the major harp concertos as well as commission works with orchestras such as the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, Nordic Chamber Orchestra, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Argovia Philharmonic, the Swedish Royal Navy Band, Minsk Chamber Orchestra, Kharkiv Philharmonic, and many others.
She is invited to give recitals and chamber music concerts in various prestigious festivals and concert venues worldwide, among others Wöerthersee Classics (Austria), Debussy´s house (France), Arpissima Salvi Bucharest (Romania), World Harp Congresses in Hong Kong and Cardiff, Swedish Royal Church, Båstad Chamber Music Festival and Old Ox Music Festival (Sweden), Palanga Music Festival (Lithuania), Fjord Cadenza and Asker Kammermusikk Festival (Norway) and frequently performs for the Swedish Royal Family, both at private and public venues.
Her chamber music partners include Roland Pöntinen (piano), Johan Dalene (violin), Catherine Michel (harp), Roman Reznik (bassoon), Laura Michelin (flute).
Constantin-Reznik´s passion for discovering new repertoire for the harp has led her a few years ago to find by coincidence in archives many works of an amazing romantic harp virtuoso and prolific composer, Anton Edvard Pratté (1796-1875), who, coincidentally, lived in the very same region and town than herself: Norrköping, Eastern Sweden.The- still ongoing- research project around Pratté´s works has led her in the latest years to perform for the first time since the death of Pratté his harp concerto, chamber music and solo works. To celebrate the revival of his music after so many years, Constantin-Reznik even created in Norrköping the International Pratté Harp Festival and Competition, for which she serves as artistic director.
Several composers have written concertos, sonatas and chamber music pieces for Constantin-Reznik, among them Andrea Tarrodi, Peter Nordahl (Sweden), Naji Hakim (France), Kjell Marcussen, Morten Gaathaug and Vidar Kristensen (Norway).
Constantin-Reznik won in 2008 the permanent Principal Harp position with one of the leading swedish ensembles: Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
As guest principal harp she has been collaborating with most of the main scandinavian orchestras, including the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, the Norwegian Opera, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swedish Royal Opera, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Other collaborations in Europe and overseas as orchestra harpist include Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera Orchestra and Orquesta Filharmonica de Gran Canaria. She has played under the baton of conductors such as among others Franz Welser-Möst, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Giannandrea Noseda, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jaap Van Zweden, Daniel Harding, Alan Gilbert, Gustavo Dudamel, Myung-Whun Chung.
Constantin-Reznik was educated in the french harp school tradition, first in Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory (France) and then at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, and graduated with high distinctions from both schools. Her teachers were Catherine Michel and Annie Fontaine. She has been also tremendously inspired from regular classes with Xavier De Maistre and Isabelle Perrin.
During her studies, she was awarded numerous times at national and international competitions in France, Switzerland and Germany and played as orchestra harpist with Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester and the Orchestre Francais des Jeunes.
Delphine Constantin-Reznik is passionate about transmitting her knowledge and experience to the younger generations.
She is regurlarly invited to give masterclasses among other places in the nordic countries, Italy, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and holds since 2018 the position of harp and chamber music teacher at the Lunnevad National Youth Music College (Sweden).