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.

 

 
DJ Nico de Transilvania’s debut EP Launched at the RCI London

DJ Nico de Transilvania’s debut EP Launched at the RCI London

Inexhaustible DJ Nico de Transilvania, the British-Romanian musician and cultural entrepreneur, will launch her first ever EP together with her own label, 'Muzică Without Frontiers', at a signature event in 1 Belgrave Square, fuelled by the beats of a unique style forged in more than 10 years in the dance temples of Europe, North...

20/10/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Enescu and Poulenc on the Piccadilly

Join us at St. James’s Church Piccadilly for a recital full of verve presented by the youthful yet seasoned duo made of violinist Ionel Manciu and pianist Kaoru Wada. The pairing of Enescu and Poulenc, two great modernist explorers, is bound to be remarkable while Enescu’s ‘Impressions d’enfance’ remains an...

01/11/2017 @ St. James’s Church, Piccadilly
Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Alexandru Tomescu and Angela Drăghicescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The 2017 programme of our beloved 'Enescu Concerts' Series continues with a homage to the unforgettable pianist and composer Dinu Lipatti, 100 years since his birth, offered by charismatic duo Alexandru Tomescu (violin) and Angela Drăghicescu (piano).  The peak of the all-Romanian programme, featuring pieces by George Enescu and...

02/11/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

Centennial Celebrations at the Cadogan Hall

As a celebration of Romania’s National Day and the Romanian Centenary and a tribute to towering pianist Dinu Lipatti, one of 20th century greatest performers who was born 100 years ago, The Romanian Cultural Institute joins forces with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a gala event hosted by London’s Cadogan Hall and featuring...

28/11/2017 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ

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Maxim(um) Enescu

Maxim(um) Enescu

In June, the guest ensemble of our beloved “Enescu Concerts” Series is the amazing Maxim Quartet, an ensemble much revered for its disciplined pathos and daring repertoire. In 1 Belgrave Square, their choice of programme, served by an unusual combination of piano, flute, accordion and double bass, reads like a brilliant rush through...

01/06/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Mesmerising Duo Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Characterised as "one of the most gifted pianists to move to New York in the past decade“ (Bruce Lee Galanter), enthusiastically  reviewed by major British jazz publications like Jazzwise and Jazz Journal, Romanian ground-breaking composer and pianist Lucian Ban together with American Grammy nominee violist and improviser...

04/05/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
 George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

George Todică in Recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Pianist George Todică, a young performer of impressive ability, debuts in the Romanian series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme full of youthful bravado. The recital features works by Scarlatti, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Enescu.   George Todică started playing the piano at the age of six. He is the recipient of the first...

01/05/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

The UK Premiere of Enescu’s Symphony No. 4 in E minor - Completed by Pascal Bentoiu

An event part of 'Pascal Bentoiu: A London Homage', our celebratory, one-month programme revolving around the fascinating personality of legendary composer, musicologist and educator. The series of events recalls the genius of Pascal Bentoiu, who passed away at the age of 88 last year, through two concerts complemented by an...

29/04/2017 @ St James's Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD
Teodor Ilincăi, the Royal Opera Star, in Recital at 1 Belgrave Square

Teodor Ilincăi, the Royal Opera Star, in Recital at 1 Belgrave Square

Our ground-breaking partnership with The Royal Opera House continues with an event dedicated to Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincăi who stars as Pinkerton in the Covent Garden’s delightful 'Madama Butterfly'. The evening, chaired by The Royal Opera’s Head Staff Director Amy Lane, features a conversation with...

21/04/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
A British Itinerary of Places and Scores

A British Itinerary of Places and Scores

Award winning cellist Răzvan Suma and charismatic pianist Rebeca Omordia join forces for a sensational musical and geographical journey which takes them to several of Britain’s cities and into the timeless tones of Edward Elgar, Ian Venables and John Ireland. The programme, entitled 'Do You Like…British Music?', is...

09 - 20/03/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Prelude to Christmas at Accordion

Prelude to Christmas at Accordion

The gem-packed Romanian series on the musical stage of Trafalgar Square continues with a vivacious recital offered by Ghenadie Rotari, hailed by Artribune as an “exquisite accordionist”. The spectacular programme will include works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Domenico Scarlatti, Magnus Lindberg and Johann Sebastian...

16/12/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
RCI Tops 2016 with the Most Beautiful Carols in the World

RCI Tops 2016 with the Most Beautiful Carols in the World

The effervescent 2016 at the Romanian Cultural Institute comes to an end with a sing-a-long concert of the world’s most uplifting carols, performed by the incomparable Oana Cătălina Chiţu, one of Romania’s most celebrated voices, accompanied by Moldovan cimbalom virtuoso, Valeriu Caşcaval. With her rich, smoky voice and dramatic...

15/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
Glorious Valentina Naforniţa in Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

Glorious Valentina Naforniţa in Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania

One of the most celebrated voices of contemporary opera, the Wiener Staatsoper star Valentina Naforniţa, winner of the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, graces our Belgravian musical stage with a Gala Recital honouring the National Day of Romania. The event, part of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series,...

02/12/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH
The Supremos of Moldovan Beat at London Jazz Festival

The Supremos of Moldovan Beat at London Jazz Festival

Fusing Romanian folk music and sophisticated, grooving scores, Moldovan band Trigon’s sparky tunes appeal to both jazz aficionados and music lovers in general. The band was created in 1992 and is led by Anatol Ştefăneț, whose earthy vibe, perfectly complementing the dexterous energy of a consummate ensemble, creates a kaleidoscope of...

17/11/2016 @ The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL
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