Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

Rebeca Omordia’s African Pianism is “Richly Rewarding”

The May issue of Gramophone Magazine features a must-read review of Rebeca Omordia’s new African Pianism recording:

“For her fascinating new Somm release, ‘African Pianism’, Nigerian-Romanian pianist Rebecca Omordia has chosen music from three Nigerian composers, Ayo Bankole (1935 76), Akin Euba (1935-2020) and Christian Onyeji (b1967); two Ghanaians, Kwabena Nketia (1921-2019) and Fred Onovwerosuoke (b1960); a South African, David Earl (b1951); and a Moroccan, Nabil Benabdeljalil (b1972). The music of these seven composers is as wide-ranging as you might imagine, given their geographic and cultural diversity. … its extraordinarily varied texutres and colours unfolding… Omordia traverses with probative grace. … one cannot escape a sense of gratitude to Omordia, whose musical curiosity and imagination, bolstered by an admirably versatile technique, bring us a bounty of largely unfamiliar yet richly rewarding music.”

—Patrick Rucker, Gramophone

See the full review in the May issue of Gramophone and on gramophone.co.uk