" Pianist willing to take risks"
"I’ve been working with the brilliant young pianist, Rebeca Omordia. She is half Romanian, half Nigerian – and it’s a powerful combination! ... Rebeca’s technique knows no bounds but, more importantly, she plays with a depth of insight and understanding which is all too rare today."
Julian Lloyd Webber
"...Rebeca Omordia was a star turn with a stunning performance of John Ireland’s The Scarlet Ceremonies...She flew at this tremolo-demented piece like an elemental. I doubt the piece has ever been treated with such possessed virtuosity"
Born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian (Igbo) father, Rebeca Omordia graduated from the National Music University in Bucharest in 2006. She was awarded full scholarships to study at Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London.
Delius Prize won in 2009 opened the collaboration with the world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. They formed a 2-year partnership touring the UK together, performing in renowned venues including at the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, at Highgrove for the Prince’s Trust and several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.
Described by Birmingham Post as 'a pianist willing to take risks', Rebeca Omordia has performed intensively as a soloist and with orchestras in prestigious venues in Europe and in the United States including Birmingham Town Hall, White Hall in Helsinki, Romanian Athaeneum and Radio Hall in Bucharest. Live performances include BBC Radio 3, Romanian National Radio and Romanian National Cultural Channel. In 2015 the John Ireland Trust sponsored her 'John Ireland' Tour of UK and Romania which included highly acclaimed performances of the composer's Piano Sonata, Legend for Piano and Orchestra, several outstanding miniatures and the Cello Sonata.
Rebeca is a great advocate of Nigerian classical music. In 2013 she formed a partnership with his Excellency Nigeria High Commissioner in London to promote Nigerian classical music to the UK audience. She performed piano works by Nigerian composers at the 2015 Bradfield Festival in the UK, at the 2013 African and African - American Music Festival in St Louis, USA and for the African Union’s 50th Anniversary Concert in London.
Rebeca has made a name for herself as a vibrant and exciting virtuoso who is demand throughout the UK and abroad. She has worked and performed with world renowned artists including Amy Dickson, Raphael Wallfisch, Răzvan Suma, Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and Mark Bebbington.
On 24th June 2016, Rebeca received Honorary Membership Award (HonBC) from Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University.