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 Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, Kings Place and London Jazz Festival. The Institute is the home of the Enescu Society, established in 2007. Together with the Institute it organizes the popular Enescu Concerts Series in its chamber music hall.

 

 

Events archive

Lunchtime Concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Adriana Festeu and Edward Liddall

Lunchtime Concert at St. Martin-in-the-Fields: Adriana Festeu and Edward Liddall

Our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues with a first-time performance of a mezzo-soprano.  Highly appreciated both in Romania and abroad, Adriana Festeu is considered by the Opera Magazine “to have an attractive smoky voice with a thrilling top”. With a carefully chosen programme, Adriana Festeu, accompanied by...

18/08/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Outstanding Luiza Borac, in Two Unmissable Recitals

Outstanding Luiza Borac, in Two Unmissable Recitals

Described by Classical Piano as 'reminding of nothing less than great Martha Argerich as she took the audience by storm', internationally acclaimed Romanian pianist Luiza Borac is back in London for a series of musical treats. She will be performing at the Steinway Hall on the evening of June 26 and the next day, on June 27, will...

26 - 27/06/2014 @ Steinway Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
A Night of Passion and Romance with Velvety-voiced Oana Cătălina Chițu

A Night of Passion and Romance with Velvety-voiced Oana Cătălina Chițu

One of the Songlines Magazine top rated albums of 2013 was Romanian singer Oana Cătălina Chiţu’s 'Divine. Romanian songs from the repertoire of Maria Tănase', a touching musical homage to legendary Maria Tănase (1913-1963), also known as ”the Romanian Edith Piaf”. With her rich, smoky voice and dramatic presence,...

06/06/2014 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Et in 'Arcadia' Ego

Et in 'Arcadia' Ego

The final concert of the 2013-2014 Season of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series takes us on an Arcadian musical  journey, guided by the brilliant young Romanian string quartet that has borrowed the name of the famous place of fulfilment and bliss. The Arcadia Quartet has conquered the musical world in 2012 when they emerged as winners of...

05/06/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
Prodigious Lucian Ban, Back in Britain

Prodigious Lucian Ban, Back in Britain

Hailed by All about Jazz as “one of the most creative new musicians on the New York City scene”, and reviewed by major British jazz publications such as Jazzwise and Jazz Journal,  ingenious composer and pianist Lucian Ban hits the British jazz circuits again, with performances at famed Vortex in London and Nottingham’s...

20 - 21/05/2014 @ London & Nottingham
The Scores of Ascent

The Scores of Ascent

Our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues with a rare musical treat: a recital for pipe organ at four hands. Romania’s most famous organist duo, Dan Racoveanu and Fernanda Romilă, are filling the solemn interiors of Trafalgar Square’s musical temple with the uplifting tones of this extraordinary instrument....

05/05/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Thundering Harmonies

Thundering Harmonies

The season of premieres at the popular Enescu Concerts Series continues as our busy chamber hall is taken over by no less than ten wind instruments. Rarely played but widely admired, Enescu’s 'Dixtuor', composed for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, will resound for the first time at 1 Belgrave...

01/05/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
The South Soundtracks the Northern Lights

The South Soundtracks the Northern Lights

Iceland Symphony Orchestra will premier several works by ground-breaking Romanian spectralist composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram at the Tectonics Music Festival, which takes place April 10-12 at the National Opera HARPA in Reykjavik. As expected, Tectonics will burst of awesome experiments and daring performers who will chart...

12/04/2014 @ Harpa Concert Hall, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Ancient Delis: Trei Parale Ensemble in Concert

Ancient Delis: Trei Parale Ensemble in Concert

Engaged for more than 10 years in a passionate effort to revive Romanian court and urban music of the 18th and early 19th centuries, TREI PARALE, a group of versatile musicians playing old instruments, has succeeded in rescuing some of the juiciest scores of this forgotten, yet marvellous tradition. The mellow, jaunty melodies, which provided...

09/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London
A Musical Soul for Electronic Machines

A Musical Soul for Electronic Machines

With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, spectralist duo Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram returns to Cafe OTO for another enthralling show of avant-garde musical experiments. The two veterans of electronica are accompanied by Tim Hodgkinson, Jonathan Silver and Bergersen String Quartet.   Iancu Dumitrescu...

03/04/2014 @ Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
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