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.

 

 
The Soundtrack of Love

The Soundtrack of Love

On Valentine’s Day, as a musical tribute to the highest infatuation of them all, violinist  and chamber circuit darling Horia Văcărescu joins forces with cellist Anton Niculescu, former principal cellist of La Scala, prodigy pianist Andrei Licareţ, and world-acclaimed viola player  Vladimir Mendelssohn for a...

14/02/2016 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Adriana Cristea and Greta Gasser at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Adriana Cristea and Greta Gasser at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Romanian Series at the popular St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square continues with a concert offered by violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Greta Gasser, two rising musicians of the new generation. The promising performers will delight the audience with a programme that includes works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Nikolai Kapustin, Johann...

22/02/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields

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The Enescu Series Resumes with a Piano Tour de Force

The Enescu Series Resumes with a Piano Tour de Force

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...

04/02/2016 @ RCI London
Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin opens our 2016 programme, as well as the ever more popular Romanian Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital bursting with technical brilliance and youthful virtuosity.  The recital features works by Enescu, Glodeanu and Schumann.   Born to a family of musicians, Cristian Sandrin...

04/01/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields
Nicolas Simion: A Jazzy Hymn to Nativity

Nicolas Simion: A Jazzy Hymn to Nativity

We conclude our musical 2015 with a jazzy celebration at the famous Vortex Jazz Club as Romanian saxophonist and composer Nicolas Simion joins Hannes Riepler (guitar), Mick Coady (bass) and Jon Scott (drums) for two evenings of Christmas-inspired themes and jingles. On the first evening, Friday 18 December, Nicolas Simion will also launch...

18 - 20/12/2015 @ Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, London N16
Enescu's 'Romanian Rhapsody' at Cadogan Hall

Enescu's 'Romanian Rhapsody' at Cadogan Hall

We are getting ready to welcome the festive winter season with a grand concert presented by the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, under the baton of Christopher Petrie, and world-renowned pianist Leslie Howard. The concert features George Enescu's impassioned 'Romanian Rhapsody No. 2', the composer's most popular work,...

17/12/2015 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
The Ethereal Sound of Christmas

The Ethereal Sound of Christmas

Join us for an evening of celestial arpeggios from the old Byzantine tradition in the company of acclaimed men choir 'Nectarie Protopsaltul'. Performed with refrained solemnity and religious gusto by one of the best Romanian men choirs, the uplifting melodies of the carols and hymns of Eastern Christianity provide the perfect prelude to...

12 - 13/12/2015
'The Carmen of the 20th Century' Sings for the National Day of Romania

'The Carmen of the 20th Century' Sings for the National Day of Romania

Legendary mezzo-soprano Viorica Cortez, hailed as "the Carmen of the 20th Century", is this year's star of our traditional Gala Recital dedicated to the celebration of the National Day of Romania. The great singer will be joined by pianist Alina Păvălache for a  blissful programme of great operatic arias along with songs by...

03/12/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Bogdan Costache and Andrada Brisc at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Bogdan Costache and Andrada Brisc at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Romanian series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a decade of tumultuous virtuosity and exuberant youthfulness, continues with the recital of violonist Bogdan Costache and pianist Andrada Brisc. The two promising performers will deliver a programme comprising timeless pieces by Milstein, Enescu, Brahms, Sarasate, and Bazzini, as well as...

01/12/2015
Edinburgh Celebrates The National Day of Romania

Edinburgh Celebrates The National Day of Romania

Romania's most important day is celebrated for the first time in the Scottish capital with a gala concert offered by two outstanding musicians and hosted by the majestic St John's Church. Endearing soprano Roxana Niţe is joined by her equally talented pianist sister Ancuța Nițe for an evocative recital of operatic gems, including...

28/11/2015 @ St John's Church, Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
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