13-17 may 2017

romania tour with cellist răzvan suma

Pianist Rebeca Omordia and cellist Razvan Suma will be touring Romania in May 2017 with an exclusive British music programme featuring John Ireland's Cello Sonata. Their performances will include a live broadcast from the Radio Hall in Bucharest on 17 May

1 april 2017

classical events APRIL feature 

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"I was trained to be a soloist but Julian Lloyd Webber taught me to love chamber music. It is quite special to play with someone with whom you can share same understanding and love for the music"
 
Jonathan Heaton interviews Rebeca in the Classical Events' April feature 
Read full interview here

8-20 march 2017

uk tour with cellist răzvan suma 

Pianist Rebeca Omordia and cellist Răzvan Suma will be touring the UK in March 2017 to showcase Sonatas for cello and piano by John Ireland and George Enescu and a World Premiere performance, "Fast Music" by Robert Matthew-Walker

For pianist Rebeca Omordia, continuing her exploration of music by British composers has led to a UK and Romanian tour with cellist, Răzvan Suma, resident cellist and director of the Romanian National Broadcasting Orchestras.

Promotional Igbo feature by Fourchiefs Media for Igbo Amaka BEN TV 

The tour is supported by the John Ireland Trust, the Delius Trust and the Romanian Cultural Institute in London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reviews

 

"Hearing these two young Romanian musicians give a recital almost entirely made up of English music provided a moving experience"

  Chris Morley, Birmingham Post 

 

"Enterprising, vivacious and practically flawless duo"

Michael Round, British Music Society

 

"John Ireland's masterpiece, the 'Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor', ebbed and flowed with passion, sensitivity and assurity."

Jonathan Heaton, Classical Events

 

"Their realisation of the work’s (John Ireland's Cello Sonata) inner turbulence and despair were brought out in such a stark and compelling fashion as to convince one that it is a great masterpiece. No realisation I have ever heard, live or on record, has ever approached the level of this playing"

Robert Matthew-Walker’s Fast Music, here received its first performance... Fast and furious it turned out to be, full of intriguing rhythmic devices"

Alan Sanders, Seen and Heard 

 

"Impressive duo... well-conceived and superbly executed programme"

Arcana FM 


3 MARCH 2017

No. 3 in the Classical Charts!

Rebeca's album with Mark Bebbington of the complete piano music of Vaughan Williams is Number 3 in the Classical Music Charts!

 

GRAMOPHONE REVIEW:

“Mark Bebbington and Rebeca Omordia finding a unremitting logic, sweep and concentration that thrill to the marrow"
 
 

 

recording of the month

"...Spellbinding music..."

 Music Web International, February 2017

Read full review here


12 february 2017 

nigeria radio one's'Classical Journey' Episode 87 

Rebeca is featured on Nigeria Radio One's 'Classical Journey' show with Nkanu Egbe where she discusses about her Vaughan Williams CD with Mark Bebbington and her upcoming UK tour with cellist Razvan Suma. The programme also features music from her latest CD.

 


27 january 2017 

SOMM Records Release 

Complete piano music of Vaughan Williams 

Rebeca Omordia & Mark Bebbington during recording session at Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham 

Rebeca Omordia joins renowned British pianist Mark Bebbington on a new release by SOMM Records of first ever recording of complete piano music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The CD includes world premiere of 'Introduction and Fugue' for two pianos and a 1947 transcription of 'Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis' written for two pianos. 
http://www.rhinegold.co.uk/international_piano/31675/

Watch Rebeca and Mark perform Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis on Classic FM 

Listen to Rebeca & Mark's 1st February BBC Radio 3 's In Tune broadcast as they discuss and perform music from their Vaughan Williams CD

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08c2xyj


20 October 2016 

5***** Review in Birmingham Post 

"... huge intellectual and physical stamina." 
Rebeca receives 5* Review in Birmingham Post for her 14th October piano recital at Birmingham and Midland Institute. Read full review here

 


28 AUGUST 2016

finalist in the 2016 Igbo Women Awards

Awards spotlight movie highlighting Rebeca's career path

Rebeca is a finalist in the 2016 Igbo Women Awards that will take place in London on 8th October 2016

 


24 june 2016 

honorary membership award

Rebeca Omordia and world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, Principal of Birmingham Conservatoire 

Prize Ceremony, Birmingham Conservatoire

Rebeca receives HonBC Honorary Membership Award from Birmingham Conservatoire. 

 HonBC is awarded to past students who have worked in the music profession for a number of years and have made significant contributions to various branches of the music industry.


5 June 2016

BrITISH MUSIC SOCIETY's agm performance with Raphael Wallfisch

World renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch 

World renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch 

Rebeca performs John Ireland's Sonata for cello and piano in G minor with world renowned cellist Raphael Wallfisch for the British Music Society's Annual General Meeting  


17 MAY 2016

4**** Review in BIRMINGHAM POST 

Rebeca's recital with Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Birmingham and Midland Institute on 13th May receives a great review in Birmingham Post.

Read full review here


14 FEBRUARY - 30 June 2016

John ireland's Cello Sonata UK Tour with Jiaxin Lloyd Webber 

 

 

Rebeca Omordia, piano and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, cello will showcase John Ireland's dramatic Cello Sonata alongside Rachmaninov's Sonata for cello and piano in a series of performances to include Blackheath Halls, London (14th February), St Olave's Church, Tower Hill, London ( 28th April), Birmingham and Midland Institute (13th May) and Bradfield Festival (30 June).

The series is sponsored by the John Ireland Trust 

 

 Jiaxin Lloyd Webber graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 1997. She was already giving performances with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra but left China for further studies in New Zealand where she received her Master Degree at Auckland University in 2001. While in New Zealand Jiaxin played regularly with both the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. With the Auckland Symphony Orchestra she performed cello concertos by Dvorak, Elgar and Lalo. 

Now resident in the UK, Jiaxin is married to the world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and has performed with Julian for BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, CNN Global TV, and BBC TV. They have recorded for Universal Classics and Naxos. Their recordings have been chosen as Record of the Month by both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine and as CD of the Week by both Classic FM and BBC Radio 3. Their 2013 recording, ‘A Tale of Two Cellos’ was the Number One UK classical album for many weeks and is one of the Naxos label’s bestselling recordings of all time. Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber have played sell-out tours with such orchestra as the English Chamber Orchestra and the European Union Chamber Orchestra and have made many nationwide TV and Radio appearances on such high profile  programmes as BBC Breakfast, The Andrew Marr Show and Radio 4 Midweek.


15 FEBRUARY 2016

NIGERIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC GREATS - ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Rebeca was nominated Artist of the Week by Nigerian Classical Music Greats blog. Read the interview summarizing her career and achievements here

 


27 november 2015 

LIVE BROADCAST from radio hall in bucharest ON ROMANIA 'S NATIONAL DAY 

Live broadcast of the Triple Concerto by Paul Constantinescu with Romanian National Broadcasting Orchestra at the Radio Hall in Bucharest on the occasion of Romania 's National Day.

Razvan Suma, Rebeca Omordia and Raphael Butaru

Razvan Suma, Rebeca Omordia and Raphael Butaru

Soloists: Rafael Butaru, violin, Răzvan Suma, cello , Rebeca Omordia, piano

Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu 

http://www.orchestreradio.ro/nicolae_moldoveanu_razvan_s

 



30 August 2015

broadcast on nigeria national radio 

Rebeca features on Episode 19 of Nigeria Radio One's 'Classical Journey' show where she discusses Nigerian classical music with broadcaster Nkanu Egbe.


21 August 2015

New collaboration with răzvan Suma, resident cellist of Romanian National Broadcasting Orchestras

Archery Concert Productions recital at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

The recital is sponsored by the John Ireland Trust in association with Romanian Cultural Institute in London 

 

Răzvan Suma is one of the most acclaimed Romanian cellists, currently the resident cellist and director of Romanian National Broadcasting Orchestras.  Since 2011 he has been touring Romania and Europe every year with 'Vă place…?' ('Do you like…?'/ 'Aimez-vous...?') project. The first edition of the tour - 'Aimez-vous Bach?' - was conceived around J.S. Bach' s Six Cello Suites and comprised of ten concerts. 

Razvan received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the National Music University in Bucharest and studied at Longy School of Music in Cambrige, Massachusets on the Artist Diploma Program. He attended masterclasses with great cellists such as Arto Noras, Frans Helmerson, Herre Jan Stegenga, Miklos Pereny, Marin Cazacu and Radu Aldulescu. He performed as a soloist with over 30 orchestras throughout Europe and alongside very important musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Sitkovetski, Borromeo Quartet, Misha Katz, Jin Wang, Cristian Mandeal and Marin Cazacu.

 Răzvan is playing on a Charles Adolph Maucotell cello, built in Paris in 1849, the former instrument of the great cellist Pierre Fournier.


17 August 2015

Live on Radio 3

Rebeca performs live in the studio on BBC Radio 3 works by John Ireland and William Lloyd Webber. You can listen to the full live broadcast here.


24 june 2015

'CHOPIN AND AFRICAN RHYTHMS' AT BRADFIELD FESTIVAL WITH AMY DICKSON

Rebeca performs at 2015 Bradfield Festival with saxophonist Amy Dickson a 'Chopin and African Rhythms' programme which includes a solo recital of piano works by Nigerian composers and works for classical saxophone and piano.


17 JUNE 2015

BRITISH PIANO FESTIVAL  BIRMINGHAM

 

 

OUTSTANDING REVIEWS FOR REBECA'S PERFORMANCE AT THE BRITISH PIANO FESTIVAL IN BIRMINGHAM: 

SEEN & HEARD INTERNATIONAL

BIRMINGHAM POST 

CLASSICAL SOURCE


OUTSTANDING REVIEWS FOR THE JOHN IRELAND TOUR

 

20TH JULY 2015

REVIEW OF JOHN IRELAND'S 'LEGEND' WITH ESO

"... Her performance of the solo part in the "Legend" was technically brilliant, tonally beautiful, and highly sensitive to the music’s potent atmosphere..." Read full review here

 

15th april 2015 sir arthur bliss society's newsletter

Rebeca features on the cover of Arthur Bliss Society Spring Newsletter. Her 17th March piano recital at Cheltenham Town Hall is also reviewed in the Society's Spring Newsletter.

Read full review here

 

 

 

 

 

15TH DECEMBER 2014

STANDING OVATION AT 41ST 'CRAIOVA MUZICALA' INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, ROMANIA

 

 

 

 

22nd November 2014 Classical source

Outstanding Review in Classical Source of John Ireland's Piano Sonata performed in a lunchtime recital at St Olave's Church, London.

"...Omordia’s command of the Sonata’s structure was complete, and her control of the many myriad changes of richly imaginative mood – from moments of rapt ecstasy in the slow movement, to those of commanding power in the first and last – was completely compelling."

Read full review here

 


NOVEMBER 2014 - AUGUST 2015

THE JOHN IRELAND TOUR 

For the 2014-2015 season pianist Rebeca Omordia will showcase “one of the greatest British sonatas”; the Piano Sonata by John Ireland, for a series of performances in the UK, as well as in her native Romania, as part of a 20th century recital over the next few months.  The series is supported by the John Ireland Trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th December 2015

Rebeca is introducing John Ireland's Piano Sonata to the Romanian audience ahead of her recital at the prestigious 41st 'Craiova Muzicala' International Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following her successful performances of Ireland’s Piano Sonata, described as “completely compelling, authoritative and committed”, and “outstanding in every regard”, Rebeca Omordia continues her exploration of Ireland’s works in a series of London recitals, including a rare performance of ‘Legend’ with Ealing Symphony Orchestra on 18th July, 31st July solo recital at St Martin in the Fields and duo recitals with cellist Razvan Suma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18th July 2015

John Ireland's 'Legend' with Ealing Symphony Orchestra, maestro John Gibbons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 AUGUST 2015

ROMANIAN PREMIERE OF JOHN IRELAND'S SONATA FOR CELLO & PIANO IN G MINOR

'42nd 'Craiova Muzicala' International Festival, Oltenia Philharmonic Hall, Romania 

Duo recital with cellist Razvan Suma, resident cellist of Romanian Broadcasting Orchestras


AUGUST 2014

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Article & interview with Rebeca following her performance on Olsen Cruise Norway alongside Jiaxin & Julian Lloyd Webber

"...the audience knew they had witnessed an extraordinary performance''

Read full article here


4 APRIL 2014

FRANZ LISZT'S PIANO CONCERTO 1 WITH OLTENIA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


24 march 2014 

BBC RADIO 3 Live at southbank centre

Rebeca performs solo and with Jiaxin & Julian Lloyd Webber on BBC Radio 3 live from Southbank Centre.


11 MARCH 2014

Centenary of British composer William Lloyd Webber

A series of performances to celebrate the birth centenary of British composer William Lloyd Webber, father of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and cellist Julian Lloyd Webber. 

Rebeca will perform solo works and works for cello and piano by William Lloyd Webber with world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber at St Martin in the Fields, London, at Barnes Music Festival and a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3

 


OCTOBER -NOVEMBER 2013

UK TOUR WITH JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER 

Rebeca goes on a UK tour with renowned British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, that will include performances at the William Alwyn Festival, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Kings Place, London, Glemham Hall and Welwyn Garden City. Programme will include sonatas for cello and piano by John Ireland, Frederic Delius and Sergei Rachmaninov

Read reviews of the concerts here


14 SEPTEMBER 2013

PIANO RECITAL AT LEITH HILL PLACE

Rebeca will perform a British - French piano recital at Leith Hill Place to include piano works by John Ireland, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Arthur Bliss and Ravel. Recital organised by RVW Society in association with National Trust 


JULY 2013

DEUTSCHE GRAMOPHONE RELEASE

Rebeca Omordia's arrangement of 'Seal Lullaby' by Eric Whitacre for cello and harp is released on Catrin Finch's new CD 'Lullabies' on Deutsche Gramophone with Julian Lloyd Webber, cello and Catrin Finch, harp 

 


13 may 2013

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review of rebeca's recital with julian lloyd webber at guildhall, portsmouth

"Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and pianist Rebeca Omordia played with thrilling technique and artistry."

Read full review here

 


27 may 2013

AFRICAN UNION'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Rebeca Omordia and His Excellency Nigeria High Commissioner in London

Rebeca will perform piano works by Nigerian composers at the African Union's 50th anniversary in London


27 February - 3 MARCH 2013

AFRICAN AND AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL, ST LOUIS, USA

Rebeca Omordia and composer Fred Onovwerosuoke

Rebeca Omordia will perform a series of recitals at the African & Afro American Music Festival in St Louis, USA, featuring works by Nigerian composers Fred Onovwerosuoke, Ayo Bankole, Akin Euba and Joshua Uzoigwe  


FEBRUARY 2013

PARTNERSHIP WITH NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON

Minister of Culture, Deputy High Commissioner, Rebeca Omordia and His Excellency Nigeria High Commissioner in London

Rebeca Omordia with the Mayor of Brent Council and Nigerian Elders in London 

Rebeca Omordia forms a partnership with Nigeria High Commission in London to promote Nigerian Classical Music to the UK audience.


27 february 2013 

the london Magazine "watch this face"

Rebeca features in London Magazine's 'Watch this face' as one of the 2013 Rising Stars.

“I’ve been working with the brilliant young pianist, Rebeca Omordia. She is half Romanian, half Nigerian – and it’s a powerful combination! She has wonderful musicianship.”

Julian Lloyd Webber


OCTOBER 2012

UK TOUR WITH JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER 

At Highgrove for the Prince's Trust - Julian Lloyd Webber, Rebeca Omordia, Katie Derham and Range Rover representatives

John Ireland & Frederic Delius Anniversary recitals - tour to include performances at the Wigmore Hall, London, Highgrove for the Prince's Trust, London Chelsea Arts Club and Birmingham & Midland Institute 


24 january 2012 

Rebeca starts working as duo partner with world renowned cellist julian lloyd webber 

Rebeca Omordia, Julian & Jiaxin Lloyd Webber in BBC Radio 3 's Studio, 24 January 2012 C. BBC Radio 3


march 2011

franz liszt's centenary

Rebeca performs Liszt's Sonata in B minor and Variations on a Motif by Bach 'Weinen, klagen..' in a series of recitals celebrating Franz Liszt's Centenary at Hungarian Cultural Centre, Covent Garden and Steinway Hall, London  


9 march 2010

prize winner in 'bela Bartok' international piano competition

http://www.nyugatijelen.com/kultura/ujraepitene_a_zeneszerzo_szulohazat_a_polgarmester.php

http://www.nyugatijelen.com/kultura/ujraepitene_a_zeneszerzo_szulohazat_a_polgarmester.php

Rebeca receives Third Prize and GYÖRGY FERENCZY Art Award  in 'Bela Bartok' International Piano Competition, Szeged, Hungary


JULY 2009

DELIUS PRIZE 

Julian Lloyd Webber and Rebeca Omordia - Delius Prize at Birmingham Conservatoire, 2009

Rebeca wins Delius Prize at Birmingham Conservatoire adjudicated by Julian Lloyd Webber 


december 2008 - february 2009

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 1 tour

Fragment of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no 1 with Oltenia Phil 

Rebeca performs Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto no 1 in a series of performances with Birmingham Conservatoire's Symphony Orchestra, Oltenia Symphony Orchestra and Arad State Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania.

Her Birmingham performance was described by Birmingham Post as  "delight in pianist willing to take risks" .. read full review here  


23 june 2008

Messiaen Centenary at town hall, birmingham

Rebeca performs Messiaen's "Oiseaux exotiques" with Birmingham Conservatoire's Symphony Orchestra at Birmingham Town Hall on Olivier Messiaen Centenary 

REVIEW 

"...star pianist Rebeca Omordia, brought to life Messiaen's obsession with birdsong. Her enthusiasm and peerless technique..."

Read review in Birmingham Post here