Nabil Benabdeljalil – Nocturne 6 | Rebeca Omordia

“Rebeca Omordia performs Nocturne no. 6 “La Montagne d’Imsfrane” by Nabil Benabdeljalil, part of her African Pianism recital at The Phillips Collection, Washington, 26 November 2023 Video recording courtesy of The Phillips Collection and Dominic Mann Visuals. Audio engineering courtesy of Ed Kelly, Cedar Knoll Media.”

“Hailed as an “African classical music pioneer” (BBC World Service) and “a classical music game changer” (Classical Music), London-based award-winning pianist Rebeca Omordia is an exciting virtuoso with a wide-ranging career as soloist, chamber musician and recording artist. She is artistic director and founder of the world’s first ever African Concert Series in London, part of Wigmore Hall’s Family of Partners.

Described by the Guardian as “the pianist who cast a spell on Lagos”, in recent seasons Rebeca has toured Nigeria as a soloist where she has performed solo recitals and with MUSON Symphony Orchestra in Lagos and Abuja. She has worked with an array of international musicians, including a three year- partnership with world renowned British cellist Julian Lloyd Webber, a partnership with South African double bass virtuoso Leon Bosch consisting of several recordings for Meridian Records and collaborations with cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist Mark Bebbington.

Rebeca is also a talented arranger, her arrangement for cello and harp of the choral work “Seal Lullaby” by Eric Whitacre was released on Deutsche Grammophon with Julian Lloyd Webber and Catrin Finch.

Rebeca was born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian father. Having begun to establish a profile in her native country, after graduating from National Music University in Bucharest, she continued her studies in the UK at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity College of Music in London. She holds Doctor in Music degree from the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania.”

 

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