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 Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, Kings Place and London Jazz Festival. The Institute is the home of the Enescu Society, established in 2007. Together with the Institute it organizes the popular Enescu Concerts Series in its chamber music hall.

 

 
Thundering Harmonies

Thundering Harmonies

The season of premieres at the popular Enescu Concerts Series continues as our busy chamber hall is taken over by no less than ten wind instruments. Rarely played but widely admired, Enescu’s “Dixtuor”, composed for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons, will resound for the first time in 1 Belgrave...

01/05/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
The Scores of Ascent

The Scores of Ascent

Our popular series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields continues with a rare musical treat: a recital for pipe organ at four hands. Romania’s most famous organist duo, Dan Racoveanu and Fernanda Romila, are filling the solemn interiors of Trafalgar Square’s musical temple with the uplifting tones of this extraordinary instrument....

05/05/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

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The South Soundtracks the Northern Lights

The South Soundtracks the Northern Lights

Iceland Symphony Orchestra will premier several works by ground-breaking Romanian spectralist composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram at the Tectonics Music Festival, which takes place April 10-12 at the National Opera HARPA in Reykjavik. As expected, Tectonics will burst of awesome experiments and daring performers who will chart...

12/04/2014 @ Harpa Concert Hall, Austurbakki 2, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Ancient Delis: Trei Parale Ensemble in Concert

Ancient Delis: Trei Parale Ensemble in Concert

Engaged for more than 10 years in a passionate effort to revive Romanian court and urban music of the 18th and early 19th centuries, TREI PARALE, a group of versatile musicians playing old instruments, has succeeded in rescuing some of the juiciest scores of this forgotten, yet marvellous tradition. The mellow, jaunty melodies, which provided...

09/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London
A Musical Soul for Electronic Machines

A Musical Soul for Electronic Machines

With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, spectralist duo Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram returns to Cafe OTO for another enthralling show of avant-garde musical experiments. The two veterans of electronica are accompanied by Tim Hodgkinson, Jonathan Silver and Bergersen String Quartet.   Iancu Dumitrescu...

03/04/2014 @ Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL
Sonata in Sound and Word

Sonata in Sound and Word

Virtuoso pianist Matei Şerban Rogoz makes his UK debut in 1 Belgrave Square with an exceptional reading of some of the scores that have made the piano king of all musical instruments. Before the evening’s programme, featuring works by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Enescu, the musician, also an accomplished music historian, will introduce his...

03/04/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
A Musical and Literary Tribute to Beauty and Grace

A Musical and Literary Tribute to Beauty and Grace

Join us for a musical and literary tribute to woman’s timeless charm and beauty, performed by two of the most accomplished artists of their generation. Soprano Alexandra Coman and actress Andreea Păduraru conjure their prowess for an evening of operatic gleam and consequential evocation devoted...

14/03/2014 @ ICR London
Youthful Panache Energizes our Stage as the Spring Erupts in Belgravia

Youthful Panache Energizes our Stage as the Spring Erupts in Belgravia

As a musical reverence to a delayed London spring, the March concert of our Enescu Series becomes a showcase of daring, youthful vitality. Like every year, the best Romanian students at the grand musical schools of London are called to match the ebullience of nature in spring with their exuberance and vigour. Luminous Mozart, Schubert and...

06/03/2014 @ ICR London
Youthful Verve Takes Over the Musical Temple of Trafalgar Square

Youthful Verve Takes Over the Musical Temple of Trafalgar Square

We continue our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital of youthful flair and verve by up-and-coming Romanian pianist Sînziana Mircea. Alongside several crowd-pleasing scores by Mozart, Liszt and Ravel, the young virtuoso promises a vibrant take on two works by Romania’s greatest musical genius, George...

14/02/2014
Enescu Concert Series Re-ignited by a Most Unexpected Trio

Enescu Concert Series Re-ignited by a Most Unexpected Trio

A flute, a piano and a guitar are a never before seen combination on the busiest chamber music scene of Belgravia. 2014 at the Enescu Concert Series kicks off with three musicians of rare panache and bravado: Ion Bogdan Ştefănescu, the absolute master of wind instruments, is joined by the remarkable virtuosos - guitarist Bogdan...

06/02/2014
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