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“Nomi embodies in her music a range of absolute assurance and yielding fragility... Ingenuity, fantasy and romance in reality." -Christopher O'Riley (Host, From The Top, NPR)
"Virtuoso" is a word thrown around far too easily these days, but in regards to Nomi Abadi, it holds true in every respect.
A child prodigy, by four she had written her first suite. At five, she appeared with the Orange County Chamber Orchestra, performing a Mozart concerto as their youngest ever guest soloist. By age 11, she was touring Budapest, Vienna and Prague, soloing before European royalty.
Nomi attended the Mannes School of Music in New York City before becoming the youngest member of the Long Beach Shakespeare Company at age 12. She appeared on television shows such as Crook and Chase, This Is Amazing, Showbiz Today, and was featured on the cover of the LA Times, in the Orange County Register and OC Weekly.
"She's terribly, frighteningly good." - Los Angeles Times
Nomi acted in over 50 stage productions before attending the Orange County High School of the Arts and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She formed and fronted the indie band called the Wonderthings for several years before going solo.
An animal rights and political activist, she has contributed live music to benefits for PCRM, The Zeitgeist Movement, PETA, Bernie Sanders, and Dr. Jill Stein, and has performed on such stages as the Irvine Barclay Theater, Steinway Hall in New York, the Lichtenstein Palace in Prague, the House of Blues in Los Angeles and Avalon Hollywood. Nomi has contributed hundreds of recordings to American Idol, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and The Voice.
Today, Nomi brands her genre “classitronica”, blending classical roots with electronic programming alongside producer Gordon Fordyce (David Bowie, Lindsey Buckingham, Mötley Crüe, Elton John, Devo, Boomtown Rats, Cher).