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.

 

 
A Herald of Spring: Tenor Andrei Fermeşanu Brings a Musical ”Mărțișor”

A Herald of Spring: Tenor Andrei Fermeşanu Brings a Musical ”Mărțișor”

We conjure the renewing energies of spring through music with the help of charming Andrei Fermeşeanu, one of the most talented young tenors of the Iaşi National Opera House. The singer will offer a programme to end all winters, featuring sing-along arias by Donizetti, Verdi, Di Capua and Bizet as well as lieder by Enescu. Andrei Fermeşeanu...

01/03/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH

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The Romanian Centenary Celebration: 'Music from the Great War'

The Romanian Centenary Celebration: 'Music from the Great War'

As part of our special programme of events honouring the Centenary of the establishment of Greater Romania (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, through a succession of events, to 100 years of best Romanian music. We start the festive year with compositions written during the troubled years of the Great War,...

01/02/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Exuberant Andrei Gologan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Exuberant Andrei Gologan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Precocious pianist Andrei Gologan, a young performer of striking ability, opens our eightieth year of Romanian concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields with an irresistible programme that includes works by Chopin, Silvestri and Debussy.   Programme: F. Chopin - Barcarolle, Op....

23/01/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Vlad the Impaler Gets Opera Treatment at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Vlad the Impaler Gets Opera Treatment at the Victoria & Albert Museum

We are thrilled to be joining forces with the team behind V&A’s illuminating 'Opera: Passion, Power & Politics' exhibition for a taste of a new opera, written by Romanian enfant terrible musician Vlad Maistorovici. The fragments of this original new work, based on a play by poet and playwright Marin Sorescu and inspired by...

21/01/2018 @ Victoria&Albert Museum
The Romanian Centenary Celebration Debuts with a Spectacular Musical Evocation

The Romanian Centenary Celebration Debuts with a Spectacular Musical Evocation

2018 is a special year at the Romanian Cultural Institute as we celebrate, through a special programme of events, 100 years since the unification of all Romanian provinces in one democratic state. The first event of this celebratory series, entitled '100', is a kaleidoscopic journey through the soundscape of Transylvania, Banat,...

15/01/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
An Electrifying Duo for the National Day of Romania

An Electrifying Duo for the National Day of Romania

We are thrilled to have Andreea Soare, the rising star of Opéra National de Paris, for our much-awaited, traditional Gala Recital dedicated to the National Day of Romania. The irresistible soprano, whose performance in Garsington Opera’s 'Così fan tutte' in 2015 was hailed as “wonderful, rich toned and...

07/12/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London
Music to Forget Winter

Music to Forget Winter

As winter sets in we are fighting cold and rain with the merry-making effect of great music. Pianist Nicolae Mihăilă, a young and gifted performer ready for an international career, will defy meteorology and lift the spirits with a little help from Chopin, Liszt, Filtsch and Prokofiev.   Nicolae Mihăilă (b. 1992) started...

05/12/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

As a celebration of Romania’s National Day and the Romanian Centenary and a tribute to towering pianist Dinu Lipatti, one of 20th century greatest performers who was born 100 years ago, The Romanian Cultural Institute joins forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a gala event hosted by London’s Cadogan Hall and featuring...

28/11/2017 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The 2017 programme of our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series continues with a homage to the unforgettable pianist and composer Dinu Lipatti, 100 years since his birth, offered by charismatic duo Alexandru Tomescu (violin) and Angela Drăghicescu (piano).  The peak of the all-Romanian programme, featuring pieces by George Enescu and...

02/11/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Join us at St. James’s Church Piccadilly for a recital full of verve presented by a duo made of violinist Ionel Manciu and pianist Kaoru Wada. The pairing of Enescu and Poulenc, two great modernist explorers, is a rare treat while Enescu’s ‘Impressions d’enfance’ remains an all-time...

01/11/2017 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly
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