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.

 

 

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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
Charismatic Pianist Sergiu Tuhuţiu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Charismatic Pianist Sergiu Tuhuţiu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

A crossbreed between a Hollywood star and a piano magician, Sergiu Tuhuţiu has established himself as one of the leading pianists of his generation. With a passionate attack disciplined by impeccable technique, Sergiu excels in the grand Romantic repertoire, which forms the core of his programme in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series,...

02/06/2016
Youth in Focus at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Youth in Focus at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Join us for our annual showcase of talent and exuberance featuring the brightest Romanian students of London’s grand musical schools. With a programme designed to delight and inspire, the pianists Sînziana Mircea and Mina Beldimănescu together with violinist Ana Popescu-Deutsch and cellist Raphael Lang aim for the sensous and...

30/05/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
'Oedipe' at Covent Garden

'Oedipe' at Covent Garden

Featuring Danish star Johan Reuter in the title role and an excellent cast including Sir John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan, The Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece, directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco of the acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by...

23/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Enescu for Voice

Enescu for Voice

A musical giant with panoramic artistic interests, Enescu is better known as outstanding performer and symphonic composer. Yet his musical ventures into the expressive universe of human voice, as illustrated by 'Oedipe' as well as his lieder, prove no less daring or fascinating. We explore the great composer’s vocal legacy through...

05/05/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
The Oedipe Month in London

The Oedipe Month in London

Idiosyncratic yet overwhelming, difficult yet visionary, momentous yet somehow overlooked, George Enescu’s 'Oedipe' is one of the creative triumphs of modernist operatic realm. We are celebrating the absolute premiere of this enigmatic masterpiece in Great Britain with a month of stellar events dedicated to one of the most...

04/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute & Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Live Streaming: Europa Season celebrates British musical excellence

Live Streaming: Europa Season celebrates British musical excellence

Start your weekend with a live concert offered by the Oltenia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christopher Petrie, as a celebration of British musical excellence. The concert is part of Europa Season, a series of 28 events dedicated to the Continent’s national musical traditions. The concert will be streamed live on Friday 22...

22/04/2016 @ Craiova, Romania
Sebastian: Music as Survival

Sebastian: Music as Survival

Through his amazing diary, covering almost ten years between 1935-1944, Mihail Sebastian has given us one of the most important moral testimonies of the 20th century. Living isolated and hunted in a country that had descended into political madness, the great writer sought refuge from barbarism in restorative doses of classical music. As a...

14/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Two of Romania’s internationally renowned classical musicians, cellist Andrei Kivu and pianist Ana Silvestru grace our ever popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a marvellous programme which includes the chamber transcription of the First Romanian Rhapsody, George Enescu’s best loved masterpiece. The charismatic duo...

07/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
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