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 Oedipe Month in London

The Oedipe Month in London

Idiosyncratic yet overwhelming, difficult yet visionary, momentous yet somehow overlooked, George Enescu’s 'Oedipe' is one of the creative triumphs of modernist operatic realm. We are celebrating the absolute premiere of this enigmatic masterpiece in Great Britain with a month of stellar events dedicated to one of the most...

04/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute & Royal Opera House Covent Garden
'Oedipe' at Covent Garden

'Oedipe' at Covent Garden

Featuring Danish star Johan Reuter in the title role and an excellent cast including Sir John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan, The Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece, directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco of the acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by...

23/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Youth in Focus at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Youth in Focus at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Join us for our annual showcase of talent and exuberance featuring the brightest Romanian students of London’s grand musical schools. With a programme designed to delight and inspire, the pianists Sînziana Mircea and Mina Beldimănescu together with violinist Ana Popescu-Deutsch and cellist Raphael Lang aim for the sensous and...

30/05/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Titans of the East: Ancuța Nițe-Doyle Celebrates the Greats of Piano Repertoire

Titans of the East: Ancuța Nițe-Doyle Celebrates the Greats of Piano Repertoire

Our ever more popular Enescu Series welcomes Ancuţa Niţe-Doyle, one of the most acclaimed Romanian pianists living in Great Britain. Praised for her “admirable poise and clarity, brilliant passagework and control”, Ancuța embarks on a musical tour of Eastern Europe whose milestones include some of the brilliant composers who...

02/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute

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Enescu for Voice

Enescu for Voice

A musical giant with panoramic artistic interests, Enescu is better known as outstanding performer and symphonic composer. Yet his musical ventures into the expressive universe of human voice, as illustrated by 'Oedipe' as well as his lieder, prove no less daring or fascinating. We explore the great composer’s vocal legacy through...

05/05/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Live Streaming: Europa Season celebrates British musical excellence

Live Streaming: Europa Season celebrates British musical excellence

Start your weekend with a live concert offered by the Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christopher Petrie, as a celebration of British musical excellence. The concert is part of Europa Season, a series of 28 events dedicated to the Continent’s national musical traditions. The concert will be streamed live on Friday 22...

22/04/2016 @ Craiova, Romania
Sebastian: Music as Survival

Sebastian: Music as Survival

Through his amazing diary, covering almost ten years between 1935-1944, Mihail Sebastian has given us one of the most important moral testimonies of the 20th century. Living isolated and hunted in a country that had descended into political madness, the great writer sought refuge from barbarism in restorative doses of classical music. As a...

14/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Two of Romania’s internationally renowned classical musicians, cellist Andrei Kivu and pianist Ana Silvestru grace our ever popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a marvellous programme which includes the chamber transcription of the First Romanian Rhapsody, George Enescu’s best loved masterpiece. The charismatic duo...

07/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
 Trafalgar Square, In Pan Flute Tones

Trafalgar Square, In Pan Flute Tones

Dashing Pan flute musician Mariana Preda joins forces with the British organist Donald MacKenzie for an afternoon of sound marvels in one of the most beautiful churches in London. The programme features works by Handel, Albinoni, Telemann as well as the immortal 'Ave Maria' by Bach.   Mariana Preda is a Romanian pan flute...

01/04/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Imago Mundi and the Sources of Musical Greatness

Imago Mundi and the Sources of Musical Greatness

We are excited to welcome to London, both in our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series and at St James’s Church Piccadilly, one of the most creative and admired musical groups in Romania. Imago Mundi Ensemble offers a contemporary perspective on the rich Romanian musical tradition, enlivening the irresistible scores of the urban...

03 - 04/03/2016 @ RCI London and St James's Piccadilly
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