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 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
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 and American Grammy nominee violist & improviser Mat Maneri...

04/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH

Events archive

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
Glorious Valentina Naforniţa in Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

Glorious Valentina Naforniţa in Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

One of the most celebrated voices of contemporary opera, the Wiener Staatsoper star Valentina Naforniţa, winner of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, graces our Belgravian musical stage with a Gala Recital honouring the National Day of Romania. The event, part of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series,...

02/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
The Supremos of Moldovan Beat at London Jazz Festival

The Supremos of Moldovan Beat at London Jazz Festival

Fusing Romanian folk music and sophisticated, grooving scores, Moldovan band Trigon’s sparky tunes appeal to both jazz aficionados and music lovers in general. The band was created in 1992 and is led by Anatol Ştefăneț, whose earthy vibe, perfectly complementing the dexterous energy of a consummate ensemble, creates a kaleidoscope of...

17/11/2016 @ The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL
Effervescent Pianist Raluca Stirbat on London Tour

Effervescent Pianist Raluca Stirbat on London Tour

Amazing pianist and indefatigable cultural campaigner Raluca Stirbat, an outstanding musician hailed for her “dark sensuality”, returns to our 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a programme that showcases her exceptional assurance and technical bravura. Described by Romanian composer Valentin Timaru as “a sorceress under...

03/11/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Award-Winning Jazz Master Sorin Zlat in Concert at Kings Place

Award-Winning Jazz Master Sorin Zlat in Concert at Kings Place

Romanian jazz pianist, classical clarinettist, composer, and arranger Sorin Zlat and his quartet will feature original jazz compositions inspired by the French poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, and by the Chas & Goodall Playing Card Factory, a centre for technical innovation and artistic creativity, which in 1872 was situated right...

10/10/2016 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
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