Thursday, January 22, 2015

St. Louis American: Fred Onovwerosuoke's 'Five Kaleidoscopes for Piano' 'was commissioned by Rebeca Omordia (a Romanian-Nigerian pianist living in London).'

Rebeca Omordia

Rebeca Omordia and Fred Onovwerosuoke

Earlier today, January 22, 2015, AfriClassical posted:

Chris King wrote in The St. Louis American today that pianist Peter Henderson of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform music composed by Fred Onovwerosuoke at 8 PM January 28, 2015 at The Sheldon in St. Louis:

Henderson will play selections from Onovwerosuoke’s “Five Kaleidoscopes for Piano,” which was commissioned by Rebeca Omordia (a Romanian-Nigerian pianist living in London).

Rebeca Omordia's name was new to us, so we visited her website,  Here is an excerpt from her Biography:  


“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

Born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian father, Rebeca Omordia graduated from the National Music University in Bucharest in 2006 where she studied with the renowned Romanian pianist and Professor Dana Borsan. She was awarded scholarships to study at Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London with Professor Mikhail Kazakevich .

Delius Prize won in 2009 opened the collaboration with the world renowned cellist Julian Lloyd Webber . They worked as duo partners until 2014 performing in renowned venues including Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, at Highgrove for the Prince’s Trust, Guildhall Portsmouth, at Barnes Festival and William Alwyn Festival and several live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

Comment by email:
Great news. Having heard her playing Beethoven Op 109 on You Tube with REAL understanding, I hope she performs Fred's new Kaleidoscopes at (say) the Wigmore Hall, London one day!  Mike  [Michael S. Wright]

1 comment:

Eni Fashanu said...

I have listened to Rebeca several times performing in London and she is truly magnificent!