" 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"
London based award winning pianist Rebeca Omordia was born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian father. She graduated from the National Music University in Bucharest in 2006 when she was awarded full scholarships to study at Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London.
Prize winner in international piano competitions including Beethoven Prize, Romania 2007 and Bela Bartók International Piano Competition, Hungary 2010, Rebeca Omordia was awarded the Delius Prize in 2009, which led to an extensive collaboration with the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. They toured the UK, performing in renowned venues including the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, at Highgrove for the Prince’s Trust and they made several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3.
Described by the Birmingham Post as "a pianist willing to take risks", Rebeca has performed as a soloist with all the major Romanian orchestras, including the Romanian National Radio Orchestra; and a UK tour of the music of John Ireland described as “completely compelling, authoritative and committed”, and “outstanding in every regard”.
She is a great advocate of Nigerian classical music and has performed piano works by Nigerian composers at the 2015 Bradfield Festival, 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 Omordia has made a name for herself as a vibrant and exciting virtuoso who is in demand throughout the UK and abroad. She has performed with world-renowned artists including Amy Dickson, Raphael Wallfisch, Chi-chi Nwanoku and Chineke! ensemble; Elizabeth Llewellyn, Răzvan Suma and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber. Rebeca's recording with Mark Bebbington, "The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams" reached No. 3 in the UK Classical Music Chart.
Rebeca is also a talented arranger, her arrangement of "The Seal Lullaby" by Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre, for cello and harp, was released on Deutsche Gramophon.
On 24th June 2016, Rebeca received the Honorary Membership Award (HonBC) from Birmingham Conservatoire.
She is currently a PhD candidate at the National Music University in Bucharest.