Acclaimed Duo Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet is Back in London

05/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute

One of the classical music scene’s most loved and charismatic couples, acclaimed Romanian violinist and violist Clara Cernat and French composer and pianist Thierry Huillet, feature in the next recital of our ever more popular Enescu Concerts Series with a  programme of Romantic and post-Romantic masterpieces.


George Enescu – 'Impromptu concertant'

Camille Saint-Saëns – 'La Danse Macabre'

Jules Massenet - 'Méditation de Thaïs'

Hector Berlioz - 'Un bal' from the 'Symphonie Fantastique' (transcription for violin and piano by Thierry Huillet )

Niccolò Paganini -  'Cantabile'

Maurice Ravel -  'Tzigane'                                                                          

George Gershwin  - 'Rhapsody in Blue' (transcription for violin and piano by Thierry Huillet )


The concert is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Colectiv Club tragedy in Bucharest.


Clara Cernat had her début at the age of 15 as a soloist with the Arad Symphonic Orchestra, in Romania and a quick and brilliant musical evolution that lead to the obtaining of five international prizes in France, Germany and Italy and to an intense activity of concerts and CD recordings. One of the representatives of the great Romanian violin school, Clara Cernat was a disciple of Stefan Gheorghiu in the Bucharest Music Academy, obtaining the highest awards in numerous disciplines: violin, chamber music, analysis, harmony, history of music, study of folklore, etc. After winning, among others, the 1st Prize in the Città di Andria and J.S. Bach International Competitions, the 2nd Prize and Mozart Special Prize in the Kloster Schöntal International Competition, Clara Cernat began a career as a soloist, playing the main violin concertos (Tchaïkovsky, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, Mozart etc.) with the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestras. She is also a much sought-after chamber music player, as a violinist and as a violist and particularly recognized as a favourite performer of George Enescu's music.


Thierry Huillet entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 15, obtaining three years later a piano, chamber music and vocal accompaniment degree. He has won several international prizes, including the 1st Prize Robert Casadesus at the Cleveland International Piano Competition USA and prizes in Busoni and Tokyo International Piano Competitions, had hundreds of recitals and concerts with orchestra in numerous countries and recordings for Radio-France, R.A.I., Radio Suisse Romande, the Romanian Radio. After his success in international competitions, he was invited to play the main piano concertos with numerous famous orchestras and played recitals in France, USA, Japan, Italy, Spain, Austria, Malaysia, Romania and Ivory Coast. As a composer, Thierry Huillet's works have been performed in numerous countries and festivals and his music has been played by great musicians. Huillet's works as a composer are published at Editions Alphonse Leduc, Paris.


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When: Thu, 5 November, 7pm

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute in London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH

Free entrance. Please book your ticket on Eventbrite.

Please note that the seating is unreserved.