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.

 

 

Events archive

Madalina Paval Band: Album Launch and Concert

Madalina Paval Band: Album Launch and Concert

Join us for an evening with Madalina Paval, a rising star of fusion folk music whose distinctive style combines traditional Romanian tunes with modern influences. Madalina will perform songs from her new album ‘Oamenii se fac dor / People turn into longing’ together with Raluca Antonovici (piano), Gabriel Matei (percussion), Raluca...

21/02/2020 @ St Cyprian's, London
Illustrious Virtuosos Remus Azoiței and Eduard Stan in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Illustrious Virtuosos Remus Azoiței and Eduard Stan in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

  This year's first concert in the 'Enescu Concerts' series offers an exceptional encounter with two brilliant Romanian musicians, Remus Azoiței (violin) and Eduard Stan (piano), the supreme experts in George Enescu's chamber work. With a programme that highlights the manifold connections between Romanian and German...

06/02/2020 @ ICR London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Pianist Botond Szocs at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Botond Szocs at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We welcome back young pianist Botond Szöcs for a lunchtime recital in the Romanian Cultural Institute’s series at St Martin-in-the-Fields. The programme, which includes Chopin’s integral set of piano works alongside Ciprian Porumbescu’s Ballade, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser in our first concert of the New...

27/01/2020 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Alex Simu Quintet

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Alex Simu Quintet

Clarinettist Alex Simu creates atmospheric music from his vision of Bucharest. Folk sounds, Ottoman influence, allusions to 'Little Paris' (as interbellum Bucharest was known), war, communism and modern life go into the mix, blended in the idiom of jazz. An award-winning film composer, Alex, with his quintet, paints cinematic landscapes...

06/12/2019 @ St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London
Soprano Ana Bacanu in a Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

Soprano Ana Bacanu in a Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

The December concert of the Enescu Series, dedicated to the National Day of Romania, is a truly unique opportunity for our distinguished  audience to listen to outstanding opera singers in the elegant concert hall at 1 Belgrave Square. In 2019, we are proud to present the recital of celebrated young soprano Ana Bacanu, accompanied by...

05/12/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Pianist Gabriel Gîţan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist Gabriel Gîţan at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We continue to bring young Romanian musicians to your attention, with the generous support of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the name which so warmly resonates with classical music enthusiasts for its concerts held in the glorious surroundings of Trafalgar Square.    Meticulously eloquent and sensitive, Gabriel Gîţan makes...

02/12/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
'EUROPALIA Romania in London': Maria Răducanu Quintet

'EUROPALIA Romania in London': Maria Răducanu Quintet

The most distinctive Romanian jazz voice, Maria Răducanu brings a free spirit to some of the most moving songs from around the world. A self-taught ethno jazz singer Maria Răducanu makes music that is deeply emotional and universally touching. Noted for her impressive vocal range, as well as for her delightful guitar melodies, Răducanu has...

22/11/2019 @ St John’s Church, Leytonstone, London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Fanfare Ciocârlia & Taraf Impex

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Fanfare Ciocârlia & Taraf Impex

Fanfare Ciocârlia, the world-renowned Romanian brass band, brings to London the lively vibes and pure joy so characteristic of them. Fanfare Ciocârlia are the kings of hot Gypsy Brass with lightning speed, sophisticated arrangements, infectious energy and raw power to make you dance. Hailing from a small village, Zece Prăjini,...

20/11/2019 @ Electric Brixton, London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Pianist Daniel Ciobanu

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Pianist Daniel Ciobanu

Pianist Daniel Ciobanu is a rising star, having performed alongside piano superstar Lang Lang at the Royal Festival Hall and winning Silver at the Rubinstein Piano Competition 2017, where his dynamic stage presence also won him the Audience Favourite prize. Ciobanu’s distinctive musical personality and technical command has led to...

07/11/2019 @ St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, London
Young pianist Cristiana Achim at St James’s Piccadilly

Young pianist Cristiana Achim at St James’s Piccadilly

The Romanian Cultural Institute’s series at St. James’s Church Piccadilly continues, this November, with a lunchtime recital featuring up-and-coming pianist Cristiana Achim, who promises to impress us with her distinctly energetic temperament. Taking inspiration from the exuberance of Bonfire Night, Cristiana will fill the...

06/11/2019 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LL
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