Ekele: Piano Music by African Composers | Heritage HTGCD188

Ekele: Piano Music by African Composers


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Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD188

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 20th April 2018



Rebeca Omordia’s recital is designed to bring to a wider audience the music of a number of contemporary black African composers from Nigeria, both living and recent, whose music, for a variety of reasons - often quite unconnected with the artistic merit of the music itself - has remained unknown to what might be termed Western ears. This collection is made up of music by composers from Nigeria.

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 the Beethoven Prize, Romania 2007 and the 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 Birmingham Post as “a pianist willing to take risks”, Rebeca has performed as a soloist with all the major Romanian orchestras, including the Romanian National Radio Orchestra; and a UK tour of the music of John Ireland described as “completely compelling, authoritative and committed”, and “outstanding in every regard”.

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