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.

 

 

Events archive

The George Enescu Series' Wall of Goodwill Concert - a special tribute to the Romanian firstline workers in the UK

The George Enescu Series' Wall of Goodwill Concert - a special tribute to the Romanian firstline workers in the UK

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and the Romanian Embassy in the UK invite you to a special celebration of the extraordinary contribution of the Romanian community in the UK in the fight against the pandemic. The special concert on Thursday 4 June featuring violist Sascha Bota and pianist Cameron Roberts, the first in the George...

04/06/2020 @ online
Jazz Festivals & Presenters: What's Next?

Jazz Festivals & Presenters: What's Next?

In the fourth and last episode of our online conversation series about jazz, we will be joined by Pelin Opcin, EFG London Jazz Festival Director, Nadin Deventer, Artistic Director of JazzFest Berlin, Patricia Jochheim, Jazz Programmer at Opderschmelz Art Centre - Dudelange Luxembourg and Olivier Conan, Director Opera Underground - Opéra...

28/05/2020 @ RCI London's facebook page
Transylvanian Folk Songs: Karl Lippegaus interviews Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri

Transylvanian Folk Songs: Karl Lippegaus interviews Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri

Renowned music journalist and radio presenter Karl Lippegaus will interview pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneri in a live conversation part of the “I soul ation” Series, on the occasion of the Transylvanian Folk Songs album release. The collection and preservation of Romanian Folk Music was a lifelong pursuit of the great...

25/05/2020 @ RCI London's facebook page
Lucian Ban takes over “I soul a t i o n”

Lucian Ban takes over “I soul a t i o n”

Celebrated pianist & composer Lucian Ban takes over “I soul a t i o n”, the Romanian Cultural Institute in London's series of interviews with artists during the pandemic crisis. NYC based Lucian Ban will conduct two dialogues with jazz musicians, promoters and journalists from Romania, UK and the Netherlands:...

07/05/2020 @ ICR Londra
Cancelled: ‘Cruel – The Rock Opera’ premiers at Troxy, one of London’s most iconic venues

Cancelled: ‘Cruel – The Rock Opera’ premiers at Troxy, one of London’s most iconic venues

We are delighted to support the UK premiere of ‘Cruel – The Rock Opera’, a performance created by musician Tibor Molnar and combining a church organ with a full rock band, a string quartet and four of Transylvania’s top rock vocalists. ‘Cruel’ is a rock opera which presents four characters who must find...

29/03/2020 @ Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London
Enescu Series: Harp, Violin and Piano Concert with Clara Garde and Marie-Bénédicte Cohu

Enescu Series: Harp, Violin and Piano Concert with Clara Garde and Marie-Bénédicte Cohu

Our popular “Enescu Concerts” Series continues in March with a gala recital by violinist and harpist Clara Garde, together with pianist Marie-Bénédicte Cohu. The two are renowned for ”their natural playing, their beautiful sound and their technical mastery” (Les Affiches de Grenoble) and will perform an...

05/03/2020 @ Romanian Cultural Institute , 1 Belgrave Square London, SW1X 8PH
Poetry and Belief: London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Enescu’s Symphony No 1

Poetry and Belief: London Philharmonic Orchestra plays Enescu’s Symphony No 1

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is very proud to partner with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 2020 Vision series. The concert 2005: Poetry and Belief will bring together symphonies by Beethoven, Enescu and Penderecki - a sublime retelling of some of classical music’s greatest pieces. Programme: Beethoven: Piano...

28/02/2020 @ Royal Festival Hall
Madalina Paval Band: Album Launch and Concert

Madalina Paval Band: Album Launch and Concert

Join us for an evening with Madalina Paval, a rising star of fusion folk music whose distinctive style combines traditional Romanian tunes with modern influences. Madalina will perform songs from her new album ‘Oamenii se fac dor / People turn into longing’ together with Raluca Antonovici (piano), Gabriel Matei (percussion), Raluca...

21/02/2020 @ St Cyprian's, London
Illustrious Virtuosos Remus Azoiței and Eduard Stan in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

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

  This year's first concert in the 'Enescu Concerts' series offers an exceptional encounter with two brilliant Romanian musicians, Remus Azoiței (violin) and Eduard Stan (piano), the supreme experts in George Enescu's chamber work. With a programme that highlights the manifold connections between Romanian and German...

06/02/2020 @ ICR London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Pianist Botond Szocs at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Botond Szocs at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We welcome back young pianist Botond Szöcs for a lunchtime recital in the Romanian Cultural Institute’s series at St Martin-in-the-Fields. The programme, which includes Chopin’s integral set of piano works alongside Ciprian Porumbescu’s Ballade, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in our first concert of the New...

27/01/2020 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields
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