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.

 

 
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

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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
Two for a Romanian Musical Bonanza

Two for a Romanian Musical Bonanza

Violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Teodora Oprişor, two brilliant young musicians trained in Romania and Britain, join forces for an afternoon of musical discoveries rarely, if ever, performed in London. The programme is a tribute to the Romanian musical tradition and features memorable works by Ion Scărlătescu, Grigoraş Dinicu,...

07/03/2018 @ St James's Piccadilly
A Herald of Spring: Tenor Andrei Fermeşanu Brings a Musical 'Mărțișor' to London

A Herald of Spring: Tenor Andrei Fermeşanu Brings a Musical 'Mărțișor' to London

We conjure the renewing energies of spring through music with the help of charming Andrei Fermeşanu, one of the most talented young tenors of the Iaşi National Opera House. The singer will offer a programme to end all winters, featuring sing-along arias by Donizetti, Verdi, Di Capua and Bizet as well as lieder by Enescu. Andrei Fermeşanu...

01/03/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
The Romanian Centenary Celebration: 'Music from the Great War'

The Romanian Centenary Celebration: 'Music from the Great War'

As part of our special programme of events honouring the Centenary of the establishment of Greater Romania (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, through a succession of events, to 100 years of best Romanian music. We start the festive year with compositions written during the troubled years of the Great War,...

01/02/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Exuberant Andrei Gologan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Exuberant Andrei Gologan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Precocious pianist Andrei Gologan, a young performer of striking ability, opens our eightieth year of Romanian concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields with an irresistible programme that includes works by Chopin, Silvestri and Debussy.   Programme: F. Chopin - Barcarolle, Op....

23/01/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Vlad the Impaler Gets Opera Treatment at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Vlad the Impaler Gets Opera Treatment at the Victoria & Albert Museum

We are thrilled to be joining forces with the team behind V&A’s illuminating 'Opera: Passion, Power & Politics' exhibition for a taste of a new opera, written by Romanian enfant terrible musician Vlad Maistorovici. The fragments of this original new work, based on a play by poet and playwright Marin Sorescu and inspired by...

21/01/2018 @ Victoria&Albert Museum
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