Music

Music

RCI London is the most musical institution on Belgrave Square! Classical music, jazz, electro, alternative and folk music are all popular features of our programme. We collaborate with St Martin-in-the Fields, Kings Place, Southbank Centre and London Jazz Festival. The Institute is the home of the Enescu Society, established in 2007. Together with the Institute, it organises the popular Enescu Concerts Series in its chamber music hall.

 

 
Vladimir Jurowski: a Masterpiece Revealed

Vladimir Jurowski: a Masterpiece Revealed

As a prelude to the much-anticipated LPO's 'Oedipe' at the Royal Festival Hall, we are proud to host a star-studded evening of music and conversation dedicated to the genius of George Enescu, with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the George Enescu...

21/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Enescu’s 'Oedipe' at the Royal Festival Hall

Enescu’s 'Oedipe' at the Royal Festival Hall

A year after the groundbreaking production at the Royal Opera House, Enescu's exhilarating masterpiece hailed as one of the great operatic achievements of the 20th century returns to London in a highly anticipated concert version offered by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of star conductor Vladimir Jurowski.   The...

23/09/2017 @ Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall
Impetuous Nicolae Dumitru on London Tour

Impetuous Nicolae Dumitru on London Tour

We are excited to resume our 2017 Enescu Concerts Series in force with a piano recital offered by one of the most revered Romanian pianists, Nicolae Dumitru. The programme features, alongside works by George Enescu, evergreen scores by Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninov, highlighting the pianist’s subtle musical sense and his impressive...

05/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute

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A Brilliant Adagio for the London September

A Brilliant Adagio for the London September

Cellist Cornelius Zirbo and pianist Dimitri Malignan crown a perfect September afternoon in the heart of London with a mesmerising combination of Schumann, Hindemith, Lipatti and Piazzolla as part of the Romanian Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields. With guest pianist Miriam Drașovean.    Pianist Dimitri Malignan was born in...

19/09/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Impetuous Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

Impetuous Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

We are thrilled to pair up with the Lake District International Music Festival for an event that brings to the fore the multi-awarded Alexandra Văduva, one of the amazing concert pianists that form the core of the young generation of Romanian musicians. The programme features music written by George Enescu during the troubled years of the...

11/08/2017 @ Ambleside Parish Church
Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our well-established series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues way into the summer with an afternoon of youthful flair provided by the up-and-coming Romanian pianist, Andrei Anghel. The recital will offer a bold take on a standard piano repertoire of Chopin, Liszt and Brahms works.   Andrei Anghel started playing the violin at...

28/07/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Maxim(um) Enescu

Maxim(um) Enescu

In June, the guest ensemble of our beloved “Enescu Concerts” Series is the amazing Maxim Quartet, an ensemble much revered for its disciplined pathos and daring repertoire. In 1 Belgrave Square, their choice of programme, served by an unusual combination of piano, flute, accordion and double bass, reads like a brilliant rush through...

01/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Characterised as "one of the most gifted pianists to move to New York in the past decade“ (Bruce Lee Galanter), enthusiastically  reviewed by major British jazz publications like Jazzwise and Jazz Journal, Romanian ground-breaking composer and pianist Lucian Ban together with American Grammy nominee violist and improviser...

04/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
 George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist George Todică, a young performer of impressive ability, debuts in the Romanian series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme full of youthful bravado. The recital features works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Enescu.   George Todică started playing the piano at the age of six. He is the recipient of the first...

01/05/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

An event part of 'Pascal Bentoiu: A London Homage', our celebratory, one-month programme revolving around the fascinating personality of legendary composer, musicologist and educator. The series of events recalls the genius of Pascal Bentoiu, who passed away at the age of 88 last year, through two concerts complemented by an...

29/04/2017 @ St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD
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