"Rebeca Omordia 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, London Magazine
London based award-winning pianist Rebeca Omordia was born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian father. Having begun to establish a profile in her native country, she moved to the UK to study at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London.
Recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, and as Artist of the Month in the Classical Music Magazine, May 2019, Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebeca Omordia is known as a vibrant, exciting virtuoso throughout the UK and overseas. She has toured widely as a soloist and chamber musician. Most recently she has performed as a soloist with MUSON Symphony Orchestra in Lagos, Nigeria, with Romanian National Radio Orchestra and with Chineke! Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
She has worked with an array of international musicians, including a three year- partnership with British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber; they performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, at Highgrove, the residence of Prince of Wales and they made several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Further musical partners have included cellist Raphael Wallfisch, double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch, and the Chineke! Chamber Ensemble; her CD with piano duo - partner Mark Bebbington, “The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams” reached no. 3 in the UK’s Specialist Classical Music Chart.
A proud ambassador of Nigerian classical music, Rebeca’s CD Ekele released in 2018, was described as a "fascinating programme " by the Gramophone Magazine, "appealing album" by the BBC Music Magazine, and “beautifully delivered recital" by The Sunday Times.
In 2019 she launched in partnership with the Institute of Art and Music the world's first ever African Concert Series, at the October Gallery in London, described by the BBC World Service as "the African Art Music makes a comeback".
In 2018 Rebeca was a jury member in the 13th HRH Princess Lalla Meryem International Piano Competition in Rabat, Morocco.
In 2016 she was awarded the Honorary Membership Award from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. She is currently writing her PhD thesis.