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.

 

 

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Rising Star Cristian Sandrin at Lake District International Music Festival

Rising Star Cristian Sandrin at Lake District International Music Festival

Romanian musicians are present, for the second consecutive time, in the programme of one of Britain’s most impressive, both naturally and musically, music festivals: Lake District International Music Festival. This year, young and most talented pianist Cristian Sandrin, currently completing his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of...

06/08/2018 @ Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's), Lake District
Scores for a Midsummer Afternoon

Scores for a Midsummer Afternoon

Tenor Vlad Robu and pianist Iulia Marin, two of the most eulogised performers of the young generation, render a midsummer musical delight to soundtrack the careless adrift of a London July afternoon. The Romanian duo’s programme features pieces by George Enescu, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Stefano Donaudy, Pietro Mascagni, Jean Sibelius,...

20/07/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

As part of our special programme dedicated to the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), we conclude the first half of our 2018 musical programme with an exploration of Romanian folklore as the most important source of inspiration in the Romanian classical music tradition. Folk singer Ioana Maria Ardelean and tenor Daniel Magdal accompanied by...

03/07/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

As part of the special programme celebrating the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, after two exceptional soirées covering the interval 1916-1947, to the amazing musical creativity that miraculously managed to flourish despite censorship and repression during the communist regime....

07/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
A Bit of JazzyBIT at Soho’s Pizza Express

A Bit of JazzyBIT at Soho’s Pizza Express

We are thrilled to be part of the the long awaited British debut of one of the most successful Romanian jazz groups, JazzyBIT, in concert at the legendary Soho’s Pizza Express. Don’t miss the chance to discover the “loud jazz” of the Timișoara-based trio,  which fusions jazz, rock and hearty doses of blues and...

04/06/2018 @ Pizza Express Live Soho
Astonishing Daniel Ciobanu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Astonishing Daniel Ciobanu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Described by the music critics as “sensational”, “devilish”, “unforgettable” and “a name to be shouted from the rooftops”, virtuoso pianist Daniel Petrică Ciobanu makes a long-in-the-making appearance in our ever more popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series. The winner of the Public Prize of...

03/05/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Famous Madrigal Choir at the British Museum

Famous Madrigal Choir at the British Museum

We are proud to support the participation of world-renowned Madrigal Choir, Romania’s most famous vocal ensemble, at a new European music festival hosted by the British Museum between 16-29 April. The choir will present a programme of Byzantine liturgical chant complemented with 16th and 17th centuries works by Byrd, Dowland, Morley,...

24/04/2018 @ British Museum
Charismatic Romanian-Nigerian Pianist Rebeca Omordia Plays African Composers in London

Charismatic Romanian-Nigerian Pianist Rebeca Omordia Plays African Composers in London

Award-winning pianist Rebeca Omordia explores her African heritage in a concert and CD launch event which showcase the works of Nigerian composers Ayo Bankole, Fred Onovwerosuoke and Christian Onyeji with the aim of bringing their work to a wider audience.  The CD, entitled 'EKELE: Piano Music by African composers' and released...

17/04/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Vivacious Duo Kitharsis in recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Vivacious Duo Kitharsis in recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The popular Romanian series on the musical stage of Trafalgar Square continues with a vivacious recital offered by guitarists Alexandra Petrişor and Dragoş Horghidan, with a programme of irresistible gems  by Jean Philippe Rameau, Joaquin Rodrigo and Cătălin Ștefănescu-Pătrașcu.   Programme: Jean Philippe Rameau -...

17/04/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The Centenary Celebration at the 'Enescu Concerts' Series Continues with 'Music in Greater Romania (1918-1940)'

The Centenary Celebration at the 'Enescu Concerts' Series Continues with 'Music in Greater Romania (1918-1940)'

As part of our special programme celebrating the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, after a soirée dedicated to compositions of the First World War, to the amazing musical tradition of interwar Romania, a cultural 'Golden Age' in many respects. Violinist Simina Croitoru and...

05/04/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
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