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.

 

 
Songs of Awakening: Series of musical performances to celebrate the spring

Songs of Awakening: Series of musical performances to celebrate the spring

Drift away with delightfully unpredictable, original and rare performances hosted by RCI London in partnership with the renowned British organization Rimbaud & Verlaine Foundation starting 13 April. A series of short films featuring the soprano Rose Stachniewska and the mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean accompanied by the pianist Cristian...

13/04 - 01/06/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel

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A feast of music by Yoanna Prodanova and Mihai Ritivoiu in the fantastic Enescu Series

A feast of music by Yoanna Prodanova and Mihai Ritivoiu in the fantastic Enescu Series

The April concert of the long-lasting Enescu Series is a feast of music performed by pianist Mihai Ritivoiu and cellist Yoanna Prodanova. The two outstanding musicians bring their unique flair and originality complementing some immortal masterpieces. The programme includes grand names such as Schumann, Enescu, Gheorghiu and...

01/04/2021 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Travelling: Re-imagining Irish Historical Works, on St. Patrick's Day

Travelling: Re-imagining Irish Historical Works, on St. Patrick's Day

A formidable multimedia performance marrying the technical brilliance of the cello with the mesmerising accordion music will be presented to the RCI’s audiences on 17 March 2021, celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. The two multi-awarded Romanian & Irish musicians, Adrian Mantu - cellist, and Dermot Dunne - accordionist, will...

17/03/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
A Tribute to 'Honest Music': Outstanding Pianist Florian Mitrea in the Enescu Concert Series

A Tribute to 'Honest Music': Outstanding Pianist Florian Mitrea in the Enescu Concert Series

Dazzling pianist Florian Mitrea, winner of the Enescu Society Scholarship 2010-2011, will perform an extraordinary recital with a profound affinity with the folk heritage, as part of the Enescu Concert Series. The programme, in Florian Mitrea’s words, is a tribute to "honest music, inspired by Romanian folklore", with works by...

04/03/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
The Schubert Trio in the Prestigious Enescu Series

The Schubert Trio in the Prestigious Enescu Series

The prestigious long-running Enescu Series will feature the Schubert Trio: Rebecca Chan (violin), Alexandru-Mihai Bota (viola) and Brian O’Kane (cello), in an extraordinary concert preceded by a conversation between composer, author and Schubert scholar Professor Emeritus of Music Brian Newbould and Alexandru-Mihai (Sascha) Bota, on...

04/02/2021 @ online | Website, Facebook page and YouTube channel
A Romantic Evening of Rachmaninoff with Pianist Diana Ichim

A Romantic Evening of Rachmaninoff with Pianist Diana Ichim

Join us for a romantic evening of Sergei Rachmaninoff with special guest pianist Diana Ichim. The concert marks our collaboration with the University of Transilvania in Brașov, where it was recorded on 1 October 2020, and will be streamed online on Wednesday 16 December 2020 at 19:00. Originally scheduled to take place at St James's...

16/12/2020 @ Online
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Jurowski conducts Enescu

London Philharmonic Orchestra: Jurowski conducts Enescu

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London continues its partnership with the London Philharmonic Orchestra by supporting the concert “2018: Behind Night and Clouds”, part of 2020 Vision series, featuring George Enescu’s Decet Op. 14 and Chamber Symphony. Composer, conductor, violinist without equal: to those who knew him,...

10/12/2020 - 31/01/2021 @ online
 The Bednarski String Quartet in the Enescu Series

The Bednarski String Quartet in the Enescu Series

The December concert of our prestigious long-running Enescu Series will feature the Bednarski String Quartet: Andrea Montalbano (violin I), Ana Popescu Deutsch (violin II), Kesari Pundarika (viola) and Anil Umer (cello). They are presenting an exceptionally long and thematically complex work, Enescu's String Quartet No. 1 Op.22, in E...

03/12/2020 @ online
Violinist Preston Yeo and Pianist Leona Crasi Resume the Series at St. James’ Church Piccadilly

Violinist Preston Yeo and Pianist Leona Crasi Resume the Series at St. James’ Church Piccadilly

The Romanian Cultural Institute is delighted to announce that the series at St. James’ Church Piccadilly will resume live this Friday with an exciting lunchtime concert featuring British violinist Preston Yeo and Romanian pianist Leona Crasi. Both graduate students of the Royal Academy of Music, they will enchant the public with a...

30/10/2020 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, London
Sparkling Young Pianist Kira Frolu Returns to the Romanian Cultural Institute

Sparkling Young Pianist Kira Frolu Returns to the Romanian Cultural Institute

We welcome back aspiring and energetic young pianist Kira Frolu in our beloved George Enescu Hall, this time for an online recital on Wednesday, 7 October 2020 at 19:00. Get cosy with a glass of wine or your favourite cup of tea, and join us from the comfort of your home for a brief musical soirée. After her recent successful...

07/10/2020 @ RCI London
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