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.

 

 
RPO-Bebeșelea-Tomescu: A Voyage of Invention at the Cadogan Hall

RPO-Bebeșelea-Tomescu: A Voyage of Invention at the Cadogan Hall

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s leading orchestras, for a concert of glorious scores and bravado featuring acclaimed conductor Gabriel Bebeşelea and one of Romania’s foremost violinists, Alexandru Tomescu. A voyage of discovery into the rich musical heritage of...

01/05/2019 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Reviving the Golden Age: Bogdan Văcărescu and Julian Jacobson in the Enescu Concerts Series

Reviving the Golden Age: Bogdan Văcărescu and Julian Jacobson in the Enescu Concerts Series

  For the May concert in our Enescu Concerts Series, outstanding violinist Bogdan Văcărescu is joined by Julian Jacobson, one of Britain’s most distinctive pianists, for a recital that bridges the glorious past and the yearning present. The programme features a stunning selection of beloved pieces and lost masterworks for...

02/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Perform the World Premiere of Călin Humă’s ‘Hampshire Symphony’ at the Winchester Cathedral

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Perform the World Premiere of Călin Humă’s ‘Hampshire Symphony’ at the Winchester Cathedral

Following a high-spirited evening at London’s Cadogan Hall, our collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues with a unique concert hosted by one of Europe’s finest medieval cathedrals - Winchester Cathedral. Renowned violinist Alexandru Tomescu joins the celebrated orchestra and adroit conductor Christopher Petrie...

03/05 - 01/04/2019 @ Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom

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A Fresh Musical Season at St Martin-in-the-Fields

A Fresh Musical Season at St Martin-in-the-Fields

As we move forward and enjoy the warmth of the new season, two of Romania’s most promising young musicians - violinist Mălina Ciobanu and pianist Mihai Ritivoiu - take the stage of St Martin-in-the-Fields for a vibrant concert of youthful fervour and old-time flavours. Programme: George Enescu – The Fiddler...

16/04/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Astonishing Pianist Luiza Borac, Back in London for Two Unmissable Recitals

Astonishing Pianist Luiza Borac, Back in London for Two Unmissable Recitals

Internationally acclaimed Luiza Borac, a pianist of “subtle but absolute mastery” (BBC Music Magazine), returns to the British capital for a series of musical treats dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth. The two recitals will take the audience on a soulful journey into the 19th century, in commemoration...

04 - 05/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH and St James's Church, Piccadilly
The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

The March concert in our acclaimed Enescu Series brings together cellist Mirel Iancovici and pianist Jeroen Riemsdijk. A celebration of the eponymous Romanian composer, this month's programme incudes, alongside some of his celebrated compositions, works of his influential teachers from the Vienna and Paris Conservatoires. The two musicians...

07/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Strike a Chord in Belgravia

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Strike a Chord in Belgravia

We are delighted to partner with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the most prestigious chamber orchestras worldwide, for a special event that opens our 2019 Enescu Concerts Series. The evening features violinist Catherine Morgan, violist Fiona Bonds and cellist Will Schofield, who will be presenting an attractive selection of...

07/02/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Legendary Pianist Radu Lupu Bewitches Southbank Centre

Legendary Pianist Radu Lupu Bewitches Southbank Centre

Romanian-born Radu Lupu CBE, widely recognised as one of the greatest pianists of our time, makes a highly anticipated London appearance this winter. The musician, hailed for his pianistic magic (The Guardian), joins the Philharmonia Orchestra and Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi for an extraordinary concert that is sure to...

03/02/2019 @ Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX
An Explosion of Youthful Verve at St Martin-in-the-Fields

An Explosion of Youthful Verve at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our 9th year of lunchtime concerts at the prestigious St Martin-in-the-Fields kicks off with a new collaboration. Romanian students of the Purcell School for Young Musicians – Iohan Coman (violin), Kira Frolu (piano), Rebeca Lazăr (violin), Ioan-Octavian Pârlea (violin) and Radu Stoica (piano) – will chase away the wintry...

29/01/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
European Musicians Play Enescu’s ‘Octet’ To Celebrate Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council

European Musicians Play Enescu’s ‘Octet’ To Celebrate Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council

Described by The Irish Times as “massive and intimate, almost orchestral at one extreme, and like a delicate, individual reverie at the other”, George Enescu’s ‘Octet’, completed when the revered composer was but 19 years of age, marks a double occasion at 1 Belgrave Square: the opening of the Romanian Presidency...

15/01/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
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