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.

 

 
Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

We are proud to partner up for the first time with internationally-acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra and legendary conductor Sir Simon Rattle to present Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 at the Barbican Centre on 16 and 18 December. For this specific concerts in the ‘Roots and Origins’ Series, Sir Simon Rattle brings together...

16 - 18/12/2018 @ Barbican Centre
A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

We are delighted to announce a distinguished new partnership in our generous classical music programme with Wigmore Hall, one of the world's great concert halls specialising in chamber music. Eight of Romania's most revered musicians, representing three internationally acclaimed String Quartets – ConTempo: Bogdan Sofei (violin),...

30/12 - 30/11/2018 @ Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP

Events archive

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Eugen Chirovici & Narcisa Suciu: An Evening of Chart-topping Fiction and Music

Internationally bestselling author Eugen Chirovici and eclectic musician Narcisa Suciu invite you to an evening of music and gripping conversations in Belgravia. The acclaimed author will be joined by writer, editor and arts critic Lucy Popescu, in a discussion about his page-turning thrillers ‘The Book of Mirrors’ (Century, 2017),...

05/12/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Pianist Daniel Ropotă at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Daniel Ropotă at St Martin-in-the-Fields

As the winter settles in, we are warming our souls with an exuberant piano recital right in the heart of London, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. Romanian pianist Daniel Ropotă promises to lift our spirits with his striking ability, youthful flair and a spectacular programme that includes works by Lipatti, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and...

03/12/2018 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

‘Romanian Rhapsody’, the postcard masterpiece of George Enescu, will delight the audience of the Royal Festival Hall, in an exceptional concert by the prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra. On the occasion of the National Day of Romania and as yet another event of great impact in celebration of the Romanian Centenary...

28/11/2018 @ Royal Festival Hall
Musical Visionary Rodion Ladislau Roșca aka Rodion G.A. Electrifies London

Musical Visionary Rodion Ladislau Roșca aka Rodion G.A. Electrifies London

After his acclaimed appearance at Cafe OTO in 2014, colossus of sound Rodion Ladislau Roșca makes a much-anticipated return to London. Roșca, also known as ‘the godfather of Romanian electronic music’, features in an event curated by performer / serial digressor David Ellis to mark The Horse Hospital's 25th...

27/11/2018 @ The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
DJ Nico de Transilvania’s Debut Album Is Launched at RCI London

DJ Nico de Transilvania’s Debut Album Is Launched at RCI London

After a lifelong love affair with music and a well-established DJ-ing career, Nico de Transilvania, the British-Romanian musician and cultural entrepreneur, launches her first ever album at 1 Belgrave Square, together with her own label - ‘Muzică Without Frontiers’. The event promises to get you into the groove for the...

09/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
A Lunchtime of Youthful and Impetuous Playing at St James’s Church Piccadilly

A Lunchtime of Youthful and Impetuous Playing at St James’s Church Piccadilly

Budding young pianist Kira Frolu concludes the 2018 Romanian Series at St James’s Church Piccadilly with a concert featuring evergreens of the piano repertoire by Scarlatti, Busoni and Chopin and lesser known works by Romanian composers Constantin Silvestri and George Enescu. Newly enrolled at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music where...

02/11/2018 @ St James's Church Piccadilly
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
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
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