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.

 

 
Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

As a celebration of Romania’s National Day and the Romanian Centenary and a tribute to towering pianist Dinu Lipatti, one of 20th century greatest performers who was born 100 years ago, The Romanian Cultural Institute joins forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a gala event hosted by London’s Cadogan Hall and featuring...

28/11/2017 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
An Electrifying Duo for the National Day of Romania

An Electrifying Duo for the National Day of Romania

We are thrilled to have Andreea Soare, the rising star of Opéra National de Paris, for our much-awaited, traditional gala recital dedicated to the National Day of Romania. The irresistible soprano, whose performance in Garsington Opera’s “Così fan tutte” in 2015 was hailed as “wonderful, rich toned and...

07/12/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London

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Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The 2017 programme of our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series continues with a homage to the unforgettable pianist and composer Dinu Lipatti, 100 years since his birth, offered by charismatic duo Alexandru Tomescu (violin) and Angela Drăghicescu (piano).  The peak of the all-Romanian programme, featuring pieces by George Enescu and...

02/11/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Join us at St. James’s Church Piccadilly for a recital full of verve presented by a duo made of violinist Ionel Manciu and pianist Kaoru Wada. The pairing of Enescu and Poulenc, two great modernist explorers, is a rare treat while Enescu’s ‘Impressions d’enfance’ remains an all-time...

01/11/2017 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly
DJ Nico de Transilvania’s debut EP Launched at the RCI London

DJ Nico de Transilvania’s debut EP Launched at the RCI London

Inexhaustible DJ Nico de Transilvania, the British-Romanian musician and cultural entrepreneur, will launch her first ever EP together with her own label, 'Muzică Without Frontiers', at a signature event in 1 Belgrave Square, fuelled by the beats of a unique style forged in more than 10 years in the dance temples of Europe, North...

20/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Impetuous Pianist Nicolae Dumitru on London Tour

Impetuous Pianist 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...

05/10/2017 @ 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
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
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
Multi-awarded Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

Multi-awarded 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
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