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 Guardian, Nigeria as “ The virtuoso pianist who cast spell on Lagos”, Rebeca has performed as a soloist with MUSON Symphony Orchestra in Nigeria and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra. Her UK tour of the music of John Ireland was described as “completely compelling, authoritative and committed”, and “outstanding in every regard”.
In 2016, Rebeca received the Honorary Membership Award (HonBC) from Birmingham Conservatoire. She is currently writing her PhD thesis.
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata No.30 in E Major, Op.109 Ayo Bankole - Sonata no. 2 "The Passion" Fred Onovwerosuoke - Studies in African Rhythms John Ireland - Decorations Maurice Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit