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.

 

 
Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our well-established series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues way into the summer with an afternoon of youthful flair provided by the up-and-coming Romanian pianist, Andrei Anghel. The recital will offer a bold take on a standard piano repertoire of Chopin, Liszt and Brahms works.   Andrei Anghel started playing the violin at...

28/07/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Impetuous Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

Impetuous 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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Maxim(um) Enescu

Maxim(um) Enescu

In June, the guest ensemble of our beloved “Enescu Concerts” Series is the amazing Maxim Quartet, an ensemble much revered for its disciplined pathos and daring repertoire. In 1 Belgrave Square, their choice of programme, served by an unusual combination of piano, flute, accordion and double bass, reads like a brilliant rush through...

01/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Characterised as "one of the most gifted pianists to move to New York in the past decade“ (Bruce Lee Galanter), enthusiastically  reviewed by major British jazz publications like Jazzwise and Jazz Journal, Romanian ground-breaking composer and pianist Lucian Ban together with American Grammy nominee violist and improviser...

04/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
 George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist George Todică, a young performer of impressive ability, debuts in the Romanian series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme full of youthful bravado. The recital features works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Enescu.   George Todică started playing the piano at the age of six. He is the recipient of the first...

01/05/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

An event part of 'Pascal Bentoiu: A London Homage', our celebratory, one-month programme revolving around the fascinating personality of legendary composer, musicologist and educator. The series of events recalls the genius of Pascal Bentoiu, who passed away at the age of 88 last year, through two concerts complemented by an...

29/04/2017 @ St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD
Teodor Ilincăi, the Royal Opera Star, in Recital at 1 Belgrave Square

Teodor Ilincăi, the Royal Opera Star, in Recital at 1 Belgrave Square

Our ground-breaking partnership with The Royal Opera House continues with an event dedicated to Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincăi who stars as Pinkerton in the Covent Garden’s delightful 'Madama Butterfly'. The evening, chaired by The Royal Opera’s Head Staff Director Amy Lane, features a conversation with...

21/04/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
A British Itinerary of Places and Scores

A British Itinerary of Places and Scores

Award winning cellist Răzvan Suma and charismatic pianist Rebeca Omordia join forces for a sensational musical and geographical journey which takes them to several of Britain’s cities and into the timeless tones of Edward Elgar, Ian Venables and John Ireland. The programme, entitled 'Do You Like…British Music?', is...

09 - 20/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Prelude to Christmas at Accordion

Prelude to Christmas at Accordion

The gem-packed Romanian series on the musical stage of Trafalgar Square continues with a vivacious recital offered by Ghenadie Rotari, hailed by Artribune as an “exquisite accordionist”. The spectacular programme will include works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Domenico Scarlatti, Magnus Lindberg and Johann Sebastian...

16/12/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
RCI Tops 2016 with the Most Beautiful Carols in the World

RCI Tops 2016 with the Most Beautiful Carols in the World

The effervescent 2016 at the Romanian Cultural Institute comes to an end with a sing-a-long concert of the world’s most uplifting carols, performed by the incomparable Oana Cătălina Chiţu, one of Romania’s most celebrated voices, accompanied by Moldovan cimbalom virtuoso, Valeriu Caşcaval. With her rich, smoky voice and dramatic...

15/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
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