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Supporting star on national tour is 'a genuine thrill' for Weymouth musician

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Aled Jones and Tamara Konstantin at Ely Cathedral
Aled Jones and Tamara Konstantin at Ely Cathedral

A pianist from Weymouth is wowing fans on a nationwide tour with a well known singer.

Tamara Konstantin is performing as a support act on Aled Jones's 24 date UK cathedral tour.

The tour with the Walking in the Air singer, who was recently unveiled as Traffic Cone on ITV's The Masked Singer, has taken in some of the most stunning holy buildings in the UK before reaching a finale this weekend, March 26, at St Asaph Cathedral in Wales.

Tamara is accompanied on the tour by world renowned cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and violinist Elly Suh, who together make up The Three Graces.

Dorset Echo: (From left) Tamara Konstantin, Elly Suh and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Rochester Cathedral
Dorset Echo: (From left) Tamara Konstantin, Elly Suh and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Rochester Cathedral

Also a composer, Tamara has been enjoying huge success with her new, and third, album Resilience, which forms the backbone of the music that she performs on the tour.

The album was composed during the pandemic, and is testament to Tamara’s belief in the power of music to console, uplift and bring people together.

She said: “To support Aled Jones is a great honour and to be playing in such exalted surroundings is a genuine thrill. Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, Elly Suh and I are very excited be involved with the tour, and have received a fantastic reception from audiences and some very kind compliments.”

Tamara’s inspiration stems from her deep love for her adopted country, and more particularly, for her home county of Dorset.

The classically trained pianist from Weymouth grew up in Georgia, and has built successful careers first as a TV presenter and then as a senior oil company executive.

Dorset Echo: Tamara Konstantin at Liverpool Cathedral
Dorset Echo: Tamara Konstantin at Liverpool Cathedral

A move to Dorset 18 years ago sparked a return to her early love of music and the subsequent release of three successful albums followed by the current tour.

“I love Dorset and feel very privileged to call it home. For me, it’s the most amazing part of England and everything about it is a constant source of inspiration for the pieces I create,” she said,

The tour sees Welsh artist Aled perform tracks from his album Blessings, which features songs from a range of different faiths, including uplifting hymns, texts and scripture set to music.

For more information visit tamarakonstantin.com/live/ and officialaledjones.com/home/

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