Award winning cellist Răzvan Suma and charismatic pianist Rebeca Omordia join forces for a sensational musical and geographical journey which takes them to several of Britain’s cities and. The programme, entitled 'Do You Like…British Music?', is completed with a new work especially written for the duo by composer and critic Robert Matthew-Walker. George Enescu’s 'Sonata for cello and piano' provides a Romanian adagio to an all-British catalogue.
Edward Elgar - 'Salut d'amour' op. 12
Ian Venables - 'Elegy for cello and piano' op. 2
Frank Bridge – 'Scherzetto for cello and piano'
John Ireland – 'Sonata for cello and piano' in G minor
Robert Matthew Walker - 'Fast Music' op. 158 (world premiere)
George Enescu – 'Sonata for cello and piano' in F minor: Allegro
Born in Romania to a Romanian mother and a Nigerian father, Rebeca Omordia graduated from the National Music University in Bucharest in 2006. She was awarded full scholarships to study at Birmingham Conservatoire and later at Trinity College of Music in London. Rebeca has made a name for herself as a vibrant and exciting virtuoso who is demand throughout the UK and abroad.
Răzvan Suma is the most acclaimed Romanian cellist of the moment. Resident cellist and director of Romanian National Radio Orchestras, Răzvan Suma is a graduate of the National Music University in Bucharest, where he also received his PhD, and studied at Longy School of Music in Cambrige, Massachusets, on the Artist Diploma Programme. Winner of many international cello competitions, he has performed intensively as a soloist throughout the world.
The tour is organised by the Romanian Cultural Institute in partnership with The John Ireland Trust and Fourchiefs Production, with Archery Promotions and Classical Journey as media partners.
Find out more information on tour dates and locations here.