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.

 

 
In Pursuit of the Rare: Alexandru Negriuc in the Enescu Concerts Series

In Pursuit of the Rare: Alexandru Negriuc in the Enescu Concerts Series

One of the most promising young Romanian pianists of the day, London-based Alex Negriuc, delivers a programme full of exuberance and discovery, which includes, along with established works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Enescu, little known scores by 19th century Transylvanian child prodigy Carl Filtsch, who died at only...

02/04/2015 @ 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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A House Made of Music and Love

A House Made of Music and Love

We are proud to join Pro Patrimonio Foundation, The Romanian Cultural Centre in London/The Ratiu Foundation and the Romanian Embassy in London in an offensive of charm and generosity set up to gather the necessary support in order to transform George Enescu’s birthplace home into a cultural centre devoted to musical excellence. The...

26/03/2015 @ 1 Belgrave Square, London
Romania Goes Jazzy at London’s Famous Pizza Express Soho and Vortex Club

Romania Goes Jazzy at London’s Famous Pizza Express Soho and Vortex Club

Sorin Zlat Trio, one of the best known Romanian jazz groups in Europe, debuts in London this March at two of the capital’s most sought-after clubs: Pizza Express Live Soho and Vortex Jazz Club. Founded in 2008, the Trio is made of: Sorin Zlat – piano, Răzvan Cojanu – doublebass and Laurenţiu Ştefan – drums.  The...

21 - 23/03/2015 @ Pizza Express Live Soho & Vortex Jazz Club
Paris of the East: An evening of French and Romanian songs

Paris of the East: An evening of French and Romanian songs

To mark the celebration of Francophone week, the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation, in partnership with the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute, invite you to a wonderful evening of French and Romanian songs in the setting of the Institute’s beautiful building in the heart of Belgravia. The Romanian capital,...

20/03/2015 @ RCI London
Spring Comes Early at the Enescu Concerts Series

Spring Comes Early at the Enescu Concerts Series

Some of the most promising young Romanian musicians in London and their guests celebrate the coming of spring with an exciting programme of Enescu, Mozart and Mahler. The concert, part of our popular Enescu Series and offered under the patronage of HE dr. Ion Jinga, the Ambassador of Romania to the Court of St James’s, is also a tribute...

05/03/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble to Open the 2015 'Enescu Concerts' Series

London Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Ensemble to Open the 2015 'Enescu Concerts' Series

As part of the 'Enescu Month' in London, the 2014/15 season of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series resumes with the Chamber Ensemble of the London Philharmonic Orchestra performing George Enescu’s superb 'String Octet', as a prelude to the great premiere of the 3rd George Enescu Symphony at the Royal Festival Hall on...

05/02/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Enescu Month in London: Concerts, exhibition, talk

The Enescu Month in London: Concerts, exhibition, talk

The Enescu Month in London (23 January – 7 February 2015) is the culmination of more than 7 uninterrupted years of memorable soirées dedicated to the totemic figure of Romanian symphonic tradition and organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in association with the Enescu Society of London. Bringing together Romanian and...

22/01 - 07/02/2015 @ RCI London & Southbank Centre
'The Duel of Violins'

'The Duel of Violins'

The first event of the Enescu Month in London is an exceptional display of instrumental mastery, a much awaited extraordinary concert. Violinists Gabriel Croitoru and Liviu Prunaru bring their hugely successful 'Duel of Violins: Stradivarius vs. Guarnieri' to our 1 Belgrave Square stage. Accompanied by pianist Horia...

22/01/2015 @ RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Songs and Textures: Grigore Leşe and the Resurgence of Tradition

Songs and Textures: Grigore Leşe and the Resurgence of Tradition

2015 starts early in 1 Belgrave Square with an evening dedicated to our spectacular folk tradition, thankfully still alive in a world of urban sprawl and rampant technology. Our special guest is Romania’s most beloved bard, Grigore Leşe, the musician who in an act of pure cultural archaeology, and almost alone, resurrected the immemorial...

16/01/2015
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