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.

 

 
Acclaimed Pianist Daniel Ciobanu, Back in London

Acclaimed Pianist Daniel Ciobanu, Back in London

Join us for yet another performance on London’s classical scene by Romanian rising-star pianist Daniel Ciobanu, 2nd Prize winner and audience favourite in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition 2017! After a most successful evening at the Romanian Cultural Institute within the Enescu Concerts Series, the...

25/10/2018 @ St John's Smith Square
Virtuoso Violinist Alexander Bălănescu Graces Belgravia

Virtuoso Violinist Alexander Bălănescu Graces Belgravia

The 2018 - 19 season of our Enescu Concerts Series continues with an unmissable recital featuring violinist Alexander Bălănescu, one of the most visionary and inspiring musicians of our time. The programme comprises Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major, as well as two of Bălănescu’s own compositions: Winter...

01/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

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Piano Magician Alexandru Negriuc in Concert at St James’s Church Piccadilly

Piano Magician Alexandru Negriuc in Concert at St James’s Church Piccadilly

The Romanian Cultural Institute’s lunchtime series in the very heart of London, at the prestigious St James’s Church Piccadilly, continues with a recital by amazing Alexandru Negriuc, a musician under whose fingers the piano becomes alive, building an invisible bridge to an unearthly realm. Co-founder of the Walter Krafft...

05/10/2018 @ St James's Church Piccadilly
Talented Pianist Oxana Corjos Opens the Autumn Season of the Enescu Concerts Series

Talented Pianist Oxana Corjos Opens the Autumn Season of the Enescu Concerts Series

We are happy to resume our ever popular Enescu Concerts Series with a dashing piano recital by Oxana Corjos, one of the most talented musicians of her generation, renowned for both her technique and the sheer emotion she conveys to the audiences. At the summit of her artistic career, Oxana is well known for her vast repertoire which encompasses...

04/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
'Romania Day' at Totally Thames 2018

'Romania Day' at Totally Thames 2018

On 9 September, join us for an unmissable festival dedicated to Romania old and new on the South Bank: Romania Day at Totally Thames 2018. The fun-buzzing event brings together a diverse range of artists - from musicians and dancers, craftsmen and DJs, to renowned artists on Romania’s contemporary scene. The programme comprises a...

09/09/2018 @ Bernie Spain Gardens, South Bank
Rising Star Cristian Sandrin at Lake District International Music Festival

Rising Star Cristian Sandrin at Lake District International Music Festival

Romanian musicians are present, for the second consecutive time, in the programme of one of Britain’s most impressive, both naturally and musically, music festivals: Lake District International Music Festival. This year, young and most talented pianist Cristian Sandrin, currently completing his postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of...

06/08/2018 @ Ambleside Parish Church (St Mary's), Lake District
Scores for a Midsummer Afternoon

Scores for a Midsummer Afternoon

Tenor Vlad Robu and pianist Iulia Marin, two of the most eulogised performers of the young generation, render a midsummer musical delight to soundtrack the careless adrift of a London July afternoon. The Romanian duo’s programme features pieces by George Enescu, Francesco Paolo Tosti, Stefano Donaudy, Pietro Mascagni, Jean Sibelius,...

20/07/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

As part of our special programme dedicated to the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), we conclude the first half of our 2018 musical programme with an exploration of Romanian folklore as the most important source of inspiration in the Romanian classical music tradition. Folk singer Ioana Maria Ardelean and tenor Daniel Magdal accompanied by...

03/07/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

As part of the special programme celebrating the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, after two exceptional soirées covering the interval 1916-1947, to the amazing musical creativity that miraculously managed to flourish despite censorship and repression during the communist regime....

07/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
A Bit of JazzyBIT at Soho’s Pizza Express

A Bit of JazzyBIT at Soho’s Pizza Express

We are thrilled to be part of the the long awaited British debut of one of the most successful Romanian jazz groups, JazzyBIT, in concert at the legendary Soho’s Pizza Express. Don’t miss the chance to discover the “loud jazz” of the Timișoara-based trio,  which fusions jazz, rock and hearty doses of blues and...

04/06/2018 @ Pizza Express Live Soho
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