Konstantin: Rêverie Tamara Konstantin
- Tamara Konstantin (b. 1961):
- 224 Hours03:20
- 3Moonlight Rhapsody05:08
- 4Nocturne Regrets03:48
- 5Cello Sonata: I. —03:01
- 6Cello Sonata: II. —02:53
- 7Cello Sonata: III. —03:29
- 8Chapelhay Steps03:54
- 10Abbotsbury Gardens03:23
- 11Love Ballad02:34
- 16Chesil Beach03:08
- 17Piano Sonata No. 4: I. —02:16
- 18Piano Sonata No. 4: II. —01:33
- 19Piano Sonata No. 4: III. —02:16
- 20Piano Sonata No. 3: I. —03:02
- 21Piano Sonata No. 3: II. —01:34
- 22Piano Sonata No. 3: III. —02:49
- 23Piano Sonata No. 3: IV. —03:23
Info for Konstantin: Rêverie
This collection of recent works by Tamara Konstantin brings together short piano and chamber pieces, all of which share her inclination towards miniature forms, flowing melodies and unpretentious charm. Many of these are inspired by the beautiful countryside and coastline of Konstantin’s Dorset home, evoking an elegiac wistfulness peculiar to English pastoral music. Others reflect moods or emotions both universal and specific, such as the powerful Third Piano Sonata dedicated to the suffering experienced by the members of Konstantin’s family who were exiled to Siberia by Stalin, and the evocative and lyrical Love Ballad.
Tamara Konstantin, piano
Marc Verter, piano
Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello
Yu-Mien Sun, violin
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to non musical parents, as a young child Tamara showed an interest in every piano she passed . Her parents bought her one and she began to naturally pick up tunes until receiving professional piano instruction. She went on to attend a special music school for gifted children and graduated from the The Tbilisi Music Academy. During her early career she performed several solo recitals and concerts accompanied by The Georgian State Symphony Orchestra.
Tamara’s career took a different turn after she completed her degree at Tbilisi University when she was offered a job as a first female Political Commentator on Georgian Television. She married an Englishman who brought her to England in 1990 where she embarked upon a career in Oil Industry for 23 years, becoming Vice President of an oil and gas exploration company.
Tamara now focuses on her music and lives in Dorset where she has been inspired by the stunning local coastline. She realised that with her classical training and natural talent she could transpose the feelings inspired by the local scenery into music. Following an intense period of creativity , Tamara released her debut album “Inflections” in 2016.
“Inflections” was released by the Stone Record label in 2016 and was nominated “CD of the week” by Lady Magazine and compositions from the album have been played on Classic FM, BBC Scotland (Classics Unwrapped) and BBC Solent. Tamara was awarded First Prize by The Georgian Composer’s Guild for her work and has performed selections from it at several concerts including one organised by the Duchy of Cornwall. Several TV features also followed including CMUSIC TV and Georgian State Television.
Tamara’s second CD, “Reverie”, was released in March 2019 by the Naxos Record Label.
As Tamara says: “I love to reflect on my personal experiences and transpose those encounters into music. It then gives me even more satisfaction to see the pleasure my music gives to others and that inspires me to be even more creative.”
Tamara is now working on her third album which she plans to record in April 2019.