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.

 

 

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Trafalgar Square, in Fortissimo

Trafalgar Square, in Fortissimo

Pianist Lia Popa, a young performer of impressive ability and energetic touch, debuts in the Romanian series at St-Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme perfectly balancing the lyrical evanescence of early Romanticism with the convulsions of the modern ego featuring works by Schumann,Brahms, Enescu and Ravel.   Lia Popa started...

01/09/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Răzvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia at St James's Piccadilly

Răzvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia at St James's Piccadilly

The hottest Romanian cellist of the moment and one of the most charismatic young pianists join forces for a musical sojourn infused by pathos, subtlety and consummate artistry, featuring works by Dvořák, Fauré, Schumann and John Ireland. The recital, taking place in one of the most beautiful churches in London, is supported by...

21/08/2015 @ St James Piccadilly, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL
Daniel Ciobanu in the Jaques Samuel Pianos Series

Daniel Ciobanu in the Jaques Samuel Pianos Series

With his teenage heartthrob allure, astonishing dexterity and a daring repertoire, Daniel Ciobanu has taken the British piano circuit by storm. The young pianist, already a recipient of important international accolades, will perform Britten, Chopin and Ravel at St James’s Piccadilly as part of a popular recital series set up by the...

14/08/2015 @ St James Piccadilly, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL
Dashing Valentina Naforniţa in Recital at EIF

Dashing Valentina Naforniţa in Recital at EIF

The Vienna Staatsoper star Valentina Nafornița, who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2011, offers an irresistible treat of Romantic lieder and songs as part of the Edinburgh Festival official selection. The recital, also featuring distinguished accompanist Roger Vignoles, will take place in Queen's Hall, one of...

12/08/2015 @ Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Midsummer Indulgence at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Midsummer Indulgence at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Cellist Teodor Rusu and pianist Paul Cartianu, two of the most eulogised performers of the young generation, render a midsummer musical delight to soundtrack the careless adrift of a London August afternoon. The Salzburg-based Romanian duo’s programme peaks with Bartók’s energetic Romanian dances after a virtuosic detour...

11/08/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Rebeca Omordia - July Pianist of the World at SMITF

Rebeca Omordia - July Pianist of the World at SMITF

At the end of July, we're back in St Martin-in-the-Fileds' most popular concert series, 'Pianists of the World', with a recital offered by the remarkably gifted young pianist Rebeca Omordia. The programme features works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, John Ireland and Paul Constantinescu. One of Rebeca Omordia's...

31/07/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The Glory of the Golden Century: Anca Iarosevici & Bogdan Mihăilescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The Glory of the Golden Century: Anca Iarosevici & Bogdan Mihăilescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The June recital of our ever-popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series, featuring  viola da gamba player Anca Iarosevici and classic guitarist Bogdan Mihăilescu, exalts the marvellous baroque tradition of the 17th and 18th centuries.  The event offers a double premiere: the first-time performance in London of George Enescu's...

04/06/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Scores for Summery Afternoons: Delia Noble & Alexandru Lăzar at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Scores for Summery Afternoons: Delia Noble & Alexandru Lăzar at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We welcome the very first day of summer with a melodic celebration as warm and luminous as the much-awaited solstice. Acclaimed soprano Delia Noble, who is set to appear alongside legendary Placido Domingo as Musetta in a new production of 'La Bohème', and young pianist Alexandru Lazăr team-up for a feast of operatic evergreens...

01/06/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Two Veterans of Prestigious Musical Circuits in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Two Veterans of Prestigious Musical Circuits in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

With impressive careers spanning over the last 30 years and innumerable apparitions on famous stages of Europe and beyond, pianist Ilinca Dumitrescu and bassoonist Vasile Macovei grace our 'Enescu Concerts' Series for a virtuoso incursion into the history of classical music. The programme matches legendary names of the Romantic and...

07/05/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
An Easter Rejoice: Adela Liculescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields

An Easter Rejoice: Adela Liculescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano rising star Adela Liculescu joins our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital bursting with youthful vigour and panache.  The programme opens with George Enescu’s hypnotic 'Pavane' from the Piano Suite, Op. 10, and also features Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, S 178  and 'La Valse'...

06/04/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
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