Open House – A Warm Welcome Back

19 - 20/09/2020 @ RCI London

As the world is taking cautious steps towards the ‘new normal’ in the wake of the pandemic by reopening venues and cultural spaces, we follow in with our first public event after lockdown. The Romanian Cultural Institute is delighted to be reopening its doors and welcoming visitors for Open House, the annual festival celebrating the architecture and urban landscape of London.

This marks our decennial anniversary since our first participation in Open House London and we welcome architecture and art lovers or simply curious minds to freely explore our building. During the weekend 19-20 September, the visitors will have the chance to enjoy a short journey into the musical world with our guest pianist Leona Crasi, who will be performing a selection of works, including Mozart, Bach, Porumbescu, Bartok and Vaughan Williams.

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Leona Crasi’s passion for music started at a very young age and she has participated in multiple international competitions across Europe, United States and Africa. Most recently, she was awarded prizes in the 2018 HRH Lalla Meryem International Competition in Morocco and at the XIII Hungarian Music Competition in Romania. Also, an active performer, her concerts in recent years include performances at the Lucerne Piano Festival in Switzerland, The Aegean Arts Festival in Greece and the Hungarian Institute in Vienna. Leona started her music studies at the ‘Sigismund Toduta’ Music School in Cluj, Romania, she later continued to study at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham, USA, before pursuing her bachelor degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she is currently a masters student of Colin Stone. 

Visiting Safely

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is paramount, so we kindly ask visitors to follow government advice on safety measures as a minimum. Everyone entering the building has to keep a social distance of at least two meters (members of the same household can walk together) and is required to wear a face covering at all times. There will be hand sanitisers available for public use. Social groups should be a maximum of 6 people.

When: 19 & 20 September 2020, 10AM – 5PM. Music performances on each day at 1PM, 2PM & 3PM.
Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Free entry.

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