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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
Join us for a Chamber Music concert in the Kettle’s Yard House featuring pianist Rebeca Omordia.
£20 (£5 students), booking recommended
Subscription tickets: £190 (£65 students), valid for all 15 concerts
C Schumann: Toccatina Op.6
R Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
African Art Music:
Ayo Bankole – Variations for little Ayo
Christian Onyeji – Ufie, Igbo dance
Nabil Benabdeljalil – Nocturnes Nos 5 & 6
Fred Onovwersuoke – 24 Studies in African Rhythms: Aye Dance 1, Sanza, Raging River
Please note this programme is subject to change
London based award-winning Nigerian-Romanian 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 the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London. She holds Doctor in Music degree from the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania.
Described as a “Classical Music Game Changer” by the Classical Music Magazine, Rebeca Omordia is known as a vibrant, exciting virtuoso throughout the UK and overseas whose work has changed the face of classical music.
An “African classical music pioneer” (BBC World Service), in 2018 Rebeca released her CD “EKELE” on Heritage Records featuring piano music by African composers, described as a”fascinating programme” (Gramophone Magazine) and “beautifully delivered recital” (The Sunday Times). In 2019 she launched the world’s first ever African Concert Series in London, a series of monthly concerts featuring music by African composers.
Rebeca Omordia has worked with an array of international musicians, including a three year- partnership with world renowned British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber; they toured the UK performing in venues such as the Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London, and they made live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Further musical partnerships have included performances and recordings for Meridian Records with South African double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch and collaborations with cellists Raphael Wallfisch, Jiaxin Lloyd Webber and Chineke! Chamber ensemble. Rebeca’s CD with pianist Mark Bebbington, “The Piano Music of Ralph Vaughan Williams”, reached no. 3 in the UK’s Specialist Classical Music Chart.
This event will take place in the extension of the House which is accessible, with some limitations. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk we can reserve an accessible seat for you.
Please note that we will be following the latest recommended government and university guidance for Covid-19.
We are not able to provide socially distanced seating. We advise ticket holders to wear a face covering. We will keep a close eye on the latest guidance and will update ticket holders if there are changes. If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19 you will be offered a refund. We recommend you take a Lateral Flow Test before attending a concert.
If you would like more information please email email@example.com.
If we have to cancel a concert due to Covid-19, a full refund will be issued.
Image: Rebeca Omordia, photo: Fourchiefs Media