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.

 

 
EUROPALIA Arts Festival in London: Contemporary Romanian music in the spotlight through five uplifting concerts

EUROPALIA Arts Festival in London: Contemporary Romanian music in the spotlight through five uplifting concerts

EUROPALIA is a biennial and international multi-arts festival based in Belgium that is celebrating its 50th anniversary, sharing the best of rooted and cutting-edge contemporary culture. Romania has the honour of being guest country at this jubilee edition. Marking this significant cultural occasion, EUROPALIA Arts Festival makes the short...

30/10 - 06/12/2019 @ Various locations in London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Fanfare Ciocârlia & Taraf Impex

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Fanfare Ciocârlia & Taraf Impex

Fanfare Ciocârlia, the world-renowned Romanian brass band, brings to London the lively vibes and pure joy so characteristic of them. Fanfare Ciocârlia are the kings of hot Gypsy Brass with lightning speed, sophisticated arrangements, infectious energy and raw power to make you dance. Hailing from a small village, Zece Prăjini,...

20/11/2019 @ Electric Brixton, London
'EUROPALIA Romania in London': Maria Răducanu Quintet

'EUROPALIA Romania in London': Maria Răducanu Quintet

The most distinctive Romanian jazz voice, Maria Răducanu brings a free spirit to some of the most moving songs from around the world. A self-taught ethno jazz singer Maria Răducanu makes music that is deeply emotional and universally touching. Noted for her impressive vocal range, as well as for her delightful guitar melodies, Răducanu has...

22/11/2019 @ St John’s Church, Leytonstone, London
Pianist Gabriel Gîţan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Gabriel Gîţan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We continue to bring young Romanian musicians to your attention, with the generous support of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the name which so warmly resonates with classical music enthusiasts for its concerts held in the glorious surroundings of Trafalgar Square.    Meticulously eloquent and sensitive, Gabriel Gîţan makes...

02/12/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Alex Simu Quintet

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Alex Simu Quintet

Clarinettist Alex Simu creates atmospheric music from his vision of Bucharest. Folk sounds, Ottoman influence, allusions to 'Little Paris' (as interbellum Bucharest was known), war, communism and modern life go into the mix, blended in the idiom of jazz. An award-winning film composer, Alex, with his quintet, paints cinematic landscapes...

06/12/2019 @ St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London

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'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Pianist Daniel Ciobanu

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Pianist Daniel Ciobanu

Pianist Daniel Ciobanu is a rising star, having performed alongside piano superstar Lang Lang at the Royal Festival Hall and winning Silver at the Rubinstein Piano Competition 2017, where his dynamic stage presence also won him the Audience Favourite prize. Ciobanu’s distinctive musical personality and technical command has led to...

07/11/2019 @ St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London
Young pianist Cristiana Achim at St James’s Piccadilly

Young pianist Cristiana Achim at St James’s Piccadilly

The Romanian Cultural Institute’s series at St. James’s Church Piccadilly continues, this November, with a lunchtime recital featuring up-and-coming pianist Cristiana Achim, who promises to impress us with her distinctly energetic temperament. Taking inspiration from the exuberance of Bonfire Night, Cristiana will fill the...

06/11/2019 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
The Silvestri Phenomenon. A Portrait Of The Conductor, Composer And Pianist (1913-1969)

The Silvestri Phenomenon. A Portrait Of The Conductor, Composer And Pianist (1913-1969)

A unique event marking both the 50th anniversary of Constantin Silvestri’s death and the announcement that King’s College has acquired a substantial documentary archive of his life and work. Silvestri’s Piano Suite No. 3 will receive its London Première on the occasion. Constantin Silvestri is best remembered in...

02/11/2019 @ The Chapel, King’s College London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Ada Milea and The Balanescu Quartet

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Ada Milea and The Balanescu Quartet

The 'EUROPALIA Romania' festival in London opens with one-of-a-kind singer Ada Milea who joins world-renowned Balanescu Quartet to perform 'The Island'. The concept is based on the work of surrealist Gellu Naum and inspired by Robinson Crusoe, fortuitously coinciding with the 300th anniversary of the ever-fascinating novel....

30/10/2019 @ Rich Mix, London
Violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu open the 'Enescu Concerts' Series 2019-2020

Violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu open the 'Enescu Concerts' Series 2019-2020

The Romanian Cultural Institute resumes its ever-popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a spectacular recital offered by violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu, two brilliant young musicians who completed their studies at prestigious music schools in Britain and have made notable debuts in their performing...

03/10/2019 @ RCI London
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