Mihai Ritivoiu: An Exceptional Display of Perfect Technique and Outstanding Talent

07/04/2022 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1 8PH

This April concert in our much awaited Enescu series is an exceptional display of instrumental mastery, perfect technique and outstanding talent, all of them epitomized by the pianist Mihai Ritivoiu. The winner of the prestigious  "George Enescu" scholarship offered by RCI, the formidable musician will deliver a superb programme joining great composers Ravel, Chopin and Couperin in an inimitably beautiful performance together with works of Schubert, D. Dediu and, of course, G. Enescu.


D. Dediu - Les Barricades Mystérieuses - Reloaded
F. Couperin - La Muse-Plantine; Le Tic-Toc-Choc
F. Schubert - Piano Sonata in A major, D 664
F. SchubertValses nobles op. 77 D 969
M. Ravel - Valses nobles et sentimentales
G.Enescu - Pavana from Suite No.2 for Piano, Op.10 
F. Chopin - Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60


Pianist Mihai Ritivoiu is the winner of the Dinu Lipatti National Competition in 2010 and of numerous international competitions, including the George Enescu Competition in 2011 (Bucharest), the Tunbridge Wells International Youth Competition in 2014 and the Citta di Cantu International Competition in 2018. He was awarded the gold medal at the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Intercollegiate Competition in London. He has performed with the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and the MDR Leipzig Radio Orchestra. Graduated with the highest distinction from the National University of Music in Bucharest and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, Mihai studied with Professors Viniciu Moroianu and Joan Havill.

In addition to his solo recitals and concerto appearances, Mihai has a rich chamber music activity, most notably as duo partner of the cellist Yoanna Prodanova. Their duo has performed in the UK, France and The Netherlands, and they have been invited to festivals such as Les Rencontres de Violoncelle de Bélaye, Alderney International Chamber Music Festival, Orkney International Festival and Buxton International Festival.

When: Thursday, 7 April, 7PM

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1 8PH

Entrance is free but we kindly request you to book your ticket on Eventbrite. Please note that seating is unreserved.