Harpsichord & Organ/USA
Arthur is a specialist in historical keyboard instruments. He studied organ repertoire of the Baroque under Charles Rus in San Francisco, modern technique under Dr. Ladd Thomas at the University of Southern California, and harpsichord repertoire under Dr. Lucinda Carver at the USC, where he received his Master’s Degree.
He traveled to the Boston and Berkeley Early Music festivals and gave numerous performances as a member of the Early Music Ensemble. Omura keeps an active performance schedule as an organist and continuo player. He has worked with MicroFest, wild Up, Horizon Music Group, and the Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute. Omura can be heard on several recordings, most recently on a Yarlung Records release Featuring Soprano Sasha Cooke and the Colburn Orchestra. His interest in instrument making led him to work with harpsichord builder Curtis Berak, whom he has assisted in restoring several instruments, and with organ builder Manuel Rosales.