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.

 

 
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
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

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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
Acclaimed Virtuosos Remus Azoiței and Eduard Stan in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Acclaimed Virtuosos Remus Azoiței and Eduard Stan in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The Romanian Cultural Institute resumes its most popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a spectacular recital offered by violinist Remus Azoiţei and pianist Eduard Stan, the supreme experts in George Enescu's chamber work. With a programme that highlights the manifold connections between Romanian and French classical music, the...

06/10/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Dashing Soprano Laura Nicorescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly

Dashing Soprano Laura Nicorescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly

With a versatile musical delivery and a mesmerizing presence, Romanian soprano Laura Nicorescu is a true rising star of the international operatic realm. Don’t miss her two London debut recitals bursting with energy and exuberance, which will take place at St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James’s Piccadilly in October, with the...

03 - 05/10/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square and St St James's Piccadilly
Summer with Piano Tunes at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Summer with Piano Tunes at St Martin-in-the-Fields

As summer sets in we are back in the musical temple of Trafalgar Square with a piano recital offered by wonderfully gifted Daria Tudor. The programme will include, alongside George Enescu’s 'Bourée', works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Lizst, and Frédéric Chopin.   Daria...

25/07/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Scores for Scores

Scores for Scores

Flamboyant Bega Blues Band provides the soundtrack of Romania’s second match at the EURO 2016 against Switzerland in an event full of frantic rhythms and adrenaline hosted by the temple of London youth culture. The concert is part of Encore! Euro 2016, an artistic counterpart to the spectacular sporting event, organized...

15/06/2016 @ Rich Mix Cultural Foundation, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
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