The Enescu Series Resumes with a Piano Tour de Force

04/02/2016 @ RCI London

This year's first concert in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series offers an exceptional encounter with two brilliant pianists, Romanian Mihai Ritivoiu and Bulgarian Evgeny Genchev, reunited under the aegis of the composers who have authored some of the most fascinating, memorable piano pieces ever scored. The event is organised in partnership with Keyboard Charitable Trust.



J. S. Bach: Overture in the French style, BWV 831: Overture (Genchev)

C. Vine: Toccatissimo (Ritivoiu)

G. Enescu: Piano Suite No. 2 In D Major, Op. 10: Pavane (Ritivoiu )

G. Enescu: Regrets (1898 composition) (Genchev)

F. Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasy Op. 61 (Ritivoiu)

F. Liszt: Apres une Lecture de Dante: Fantasia quasi Sonata (Genchev)

C. Silvestri : Six folk dances from Transylvania Op. 4 No. 1 (piano at four hands Ritivoiu and Genchev)



Mihai Ritivoiu was born in Bucharest, Romania, and studied in his hometown at the National Univesity of Music and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where he is currently completing his Artist Diploma Degree with Senior Professor Joan Havill. Mihai is a prizewinner in several national and international competitions, including the George Enescu International Competition in Bucharest. He has performed throughout England, Switzerland, Portugal and Romania. Mihai’s studies at the Guildhall School are supported by the Noswad Charity.


Young Bulgarian pianist Evgeny Genchev has been steadily gaining wider recognition and critical acclaim. He started playing piano at an age of eight and began his formal training at the Dobrin Petkov National School of Music and Dance in his hometown, Plovdiv. In 2005 he joined the Young Talents class of Prof. Tamara Poddubnaya at Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, the Netherlands. He has given numerous recitals and concerts across Europe, the United States, China and Australia, and has won prizes at more than fifteen national and international piano competitions.


The concert opens RCI London's eighth year of uninterrupted recitals named after the towering figure of the Romanian musical tradition, which are presented, almost year-round, in association with The Enescu Society of London.


Where: Romanian Cultural Institute - 1 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PH
Free entrance. Please book your ticket on Eventbrite.
Please note that the seating is unreserved.