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 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

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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
A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

We are delighted to announce a distinguished new partnership in our generous classical music programme with Wigmore Hall, one of the world's great concert halls specialising in chamber music. Eight of Romania's most revered musicians, representing three internationally acclaimed String Quartets – ConTempo: Bogdan Sofei (violin),...

30/12 - 30/11/2018 @ Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP
Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

We are proud to partner up for the first time with internationally-acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra and legendary conductor Sir Simon Rattle to present Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 at the Barbican Centre on 16 and 18 December. For this specific concerts in the ‘Roots and Origins’ Series, Sir Simon Rattle brings together...

16 - 18/12/2018 @ Barbican Centre
Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Internationally bestselling author Eugen Chirovici and eclectic musician Narcisa Suciu invite you to an evening of music and gripping conversations in Belgravia. The acclaimed author will be joined by writer, editor and arts critic Lucy Popescu, in a discussion about his page-turning thrillers ‘The Book of Mirrors’ (Century, 2017),...

05/12/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Pianist Daniel Ropotă at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Daniel Ropotă at St Martin-in-the-Fields

As the winter settles in, we are warming our souls with an exuberant piano recital right in the heart of London, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Romanian pianist Daniel Ropotă promises to lift our spirits with his striking ability, youthful flair and a spectacular programme that includes works by Lipatti, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and...

03/12/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

‘Romanian Rhapsody’, the postcard masterpiece of George Enescu, will delight the audience of the Royal Festival Hall, in an exceptional concert by the prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra. On the occasion of the National Day of Romania and as yet another event of great impact in celebration of the Romanian Centenary...

28/11/2018 @ Royal Festival Hall
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