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.

 

 
Sorin Zlat Quartet’s “Land of Dreams” at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Sorin Zlat Quartet’s “Land of Dreams” at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

September brings about great news for jazz lovers and tired souls alike. Renowned Romanian pianist Sorin Zlat's Quartet proposes a new journey through the “Land of Dreams” at London's prestigious Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Sorin Zlat started working on his new album “The Land of Dreams” in 2018 and,...

24/09/2019 @ Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
Violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu open the 'Enescu Concerts' Series 2019-2020

Violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu open the 'Enescu Concerts' Series 2019-2020

The Romanian Cultural Institute resumes its ever-popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a spectacular recital offered by violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Mina Beldimănescu, two brilliant young musicians who completed their studies at prestigious music schools in Britain and have made notable debuts in their performing...

03/10/2019 @ RCI London
EUROPALIA Arts Festival in London: Contemporary Romanian music in the spotlight through five uplifting concerts

EUROPALIA Arts Festival in London: Contemporary Romanian music in the spotlight through five uplifting concerts

EUROPALIA is a biennial and international multi-arts festival based in Belgium that is celebrating its 50th anniversary, sharing the best of rooted and cutting-edge contemporary culture. Romania has the honour of being guest country at this jubilee edition. Marking this significant cultural occasion, EUROPALIA Arts Festival makes the short...

30/10 - 06/12/2019 @ Various locations in London
'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Ada Milea and The Balanescu Quartet

'EUROPALIA Romania' in London: Ada Milea and The Balanescu Quartet

The 'EUROPALIA Romania' festival in London opens with one-of-a-kind singer Ada Milea who joins world-renowned Balanescu Quartet to perform 'The Island'. The concept is based on the work of surrealist Gellu Naum and inspired by Robinson Crusoe, fortuitously coinciding with the 300th anniversary of the ever-fascinating novel....

30/10/2019 @ Rich Mix, 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
'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': 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: 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

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Youthful Pianistic Verve at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Youthful Pianistic Verve at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our long partnership with St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the buzzing classical music stage of Trafalgar Square, continues this summer with a delightful recital by London-based pianist Leona Crasi. The up-and-coming Romanian musician will perform a programme that combines both contemporary works and crown jewels of the Romantic piano...

19/07/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Romania Universalis – An Event Marking the Closing of Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council

Romania Universalis – An Event Marking the Closing of Romania’s Presidency of the EU Council

The closing event for the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union brings together two of Romania’s most accomplished young musicians - violinist Diana Jipa and pianist Ștefan Doniga -, who will take us on a fascinating journey through the classical European repertoire. The programme comprises chamber music jewels by...

26/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Pianist Andrei Licareț in the Enescu Concerts Series

Pianist Andrei Licareț in the Enescu Concerts Series

   Our guest musician in this month’s ever-popular “Enescu Concerts” Series is charismatic pianist Andrei Licareț, whose “rich artistic maturity and depth go beyond the boundaries of a simple ability” (L'Unione Sarda). With a programme of beloved works spanning three European countries, the artist...

06/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
The RPO Performs the World Premiere of Călin Humă’s ‘Hampshire Symphony’ at the Winchester Cathedral

The RPO Performs the World Premiere of Călin Humă’s ‘Hampshire Symphony’ at the Winchester Cathedral

Following a high-spirited evening at London’s Cadogan Hall, our collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra continues with a unique concert hosted by one of Europe’s finest medieval cathedrals - Winchester Cathedral. Renowned violinist Alexandru Tomescu joins the celebrated orchestra and adroit conductor Christopher Petrie...

03/05/2019 @ Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS, United Kingdom
Reviving the Golden Age: Bogdan Văcărescu and Julian Jacobson in the Enescu Concerts Series

Reviving the Golden Age: Bogdan Văcărescu and Julian Jacobson in the Enescu Concerts Series

  For the May concert in our Enescu Concerts Series, outstanding violinist Bogdan Văcărescu is joined by Julian Jacobson, one of Britain’s most distinctive pianists, for a recital that bridges the glorious past and the yearning present. The programme features a stunning selection of beloved pieces and lost masterworks for...

02/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
RPO-Bebeșelea-Tomescu: A Voyage of Invention at the Cadogan Hall

RPO-Bebeșelea-Tomescu: A Voyage of Invention at the Cadogan Hall

We are proud to continue our partnership with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s leading orchestras, for a concert of glorious scores and bravado featuring acclaimed conductor Gabriel Bebeşelea and one of Romania’s foremost violinists, Alexandru Tomescu. A voyage of discovery into the rich musical heritage of...

01/05/2019 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
A Fresh Musical Season at St Martin-in-the-Fields

A Fresh Musical Season at St Martin-in-the-Fields

As we move forward and enjoy the warmth of the new season, two of Romania’s most promising young musicians - violinist Mălina Ciobanu and pianist Mihai Ritivoiu - take the stage of St Martin-in-the-Fields for a vibrant concert of youthful fervour and old-time flavours. Programme: George Enescu – The Fiddler...

16/04/2019 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Astonishing Pianist Luiza Borac, Back in London for Two Unmissable Recitals

Astonishing Pianist Luiza Borac, Back in London for Two Unmissable Recitals

Internationally acclaimed Luiza Borac, a pianist of “subtle but absolute mastery” (BBC Music Magazine), returns to the British capital for a series of musical treats dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Clara Schumann's birth. The two recitals will take the audience on a soulful journey into the 19th century, in commemoration...

04 - 05/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH and St James's Church, Piccadilly
The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

The March concert in our acclaimed Enescu Series brings together cellist Mirel Iancovici and pianist Jeroen Riemsdijk. A celebration of the eponymous Romanian composer, this month's programme incudes, alongside some of his celebrated compositions, works of his influential teachers from the Vienna and Paris Conservatoires. The two musicians...

07/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Strike a Chord in Belgravia

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Strike a Chord in Belgravia

We are delighted to partner with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, one of the most prestigious chamber orchestras worldwide, for a special event that opens our 2019 Enescu Concerts Series. The evening features violinist Catherine Morgan, violist Fiona Bonds and cellist Will Schofield, who will be presenting an attractive selection of...

07/02/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
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