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.

 

 
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
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

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The Alluring Harmony of Piano Duos at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Alluring Harmony of Piano Duos at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We greet the New Year with a recital celebrating the beauty and richness of piano duos, in the company of Ruxandra Humă and Ana-Maria Andriţoiu. The musicians will delight the audience with a fresh and original interpretation of works signed by two great composers of the Classical and Romantic era –Mozart and...

07/01/2014 @ St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Music Tops Up Our 2013

Music Tops Up Our 2013

Right on its last day, we end a year full of concerts, film screenings, book launching and exhibitions with a recital of contemporary classical music offered by accomplished pianist and composer Mihai Măniceanu. Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with a kaleidoscope of best music ever written by Romanians. Programme: Diana...

31/12/2013 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Inspired by... Britten. Mercury Quartet Revisits the Great Composer's Work

Inspired by... Britten. Mercury Quartet Revisits the Great Composer's Work

The series of musical events organised by RCI London continues with a concert that celebrates, in an ingenious manner, the personality and the work of the great composer, pianist and conductor Benjamin Britten, 100 years after his birth. Four rising stars of UK's contemporary music scene, known as the Mercury Quartet – Vlad...

12/12/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
A Musical Winter in Trafalgar Square

A Musical Winter in Trafalgar Square

Young talent hits the stage at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a special concert performed by some of the most talented emerging musicians in London. The ensemble comprising Radu Ropotan – violin, Ioana Forna – violin, George White – viola, Raphael Lang – cello and Alexandra Văduva – piano will engage in an exuberant...

10/12/2013 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Opera Star Anita Hartig Sings in London for The National Day of Romania

Opera Star Anita Hartig Sings in London for The National Day of Romania

We are delighted to present Romanian soprano Anita Hartig, Wiener Staatsoper star, in a Gala Recital for the National Day of Romania. The concert programme includes timeless works by George Enescu, Richard Strauss, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alfredo Catalani, Giaccomo Puccini and Charles Gounod amongst others. Anita Hartig will be accompanied by...

05/12/2013 @ Institutul Cultural Român, 1 Belgrave Square, Londra, SW1X8PH
Nostalgic Vibes in the Enescu Concerts Series

Nostalgic Vibes in the Enescu Concerts Series

Romanian-trained Albanian violinist Alda Dizdari, praised for her suave interpretations, makes her debut in the Enescu Concerts Series with a recital full of melancholic fervour, which brings to life the enchanting harmonies of La Belle Epoque. Alda will be accompanied by pianist Tom Blach. Programme:          ...

07/11/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
Renowned Chilingirian Quartet and special guests perform Enescu’s magnificent String Octet at Southbank Centre

Renowned Chilingirian Quartet and special guests perform Enescu’s magnificent String Octet at Southbank Centre

The Romanian Cultural Institute and The London Chamber Music Society are proud to present George Enescu's magnificent String Octet within the 2013-2014 Classical Season at Southbank Centre, the Purcell Room. Alongside Enescu’s masterpiece, the programme features the Second String Sextet by Brahms. The recital will be performed by...

20/10/2013 @ Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road Londra SE1 8XX
Inspiration and Improvisation: a Piano Extravaganza in Celebration of the great conductor and composer Constantin Silvestri

Inspiration and Improvisation: a Piano Extravaganza in Celebration of the great conductor and composer Constantin Silvestri

The Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to open its 2013-2014 season of the Enescu Concerts Series with a piano extravaganza celebrating the genius of Constantin Silvestri at 100 years since his birth.  The concert is presented by renowned pianists Anda Anastasescu and Alberto Portugheis, joined by oboist Aurel Marc and two of the...

03/10/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
Romanian Mihai Ritivoiu is September’s “Pianist of the World” at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Romanian Mihai Ritivoiu is September’s “Pianist of the World” at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

We’re back in St. Martin-in-the-Fields’ most popular concert series, “Pianist of the World”, with a recital offered by indefatigable and talented musician Mihai Ritivoiu. The programme includes pieces by revered Romanian composer George Enescu and by the great Maurice Ravel. The Romanian pianist Mihai Ritivoiu was...

27/09/2013 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Bălănescu Quartet Pays Tribute to Maria Tănase, the Ultimate Diva of Romanian Stage

Bălănescu Quartet Pays Tribute to Maria Tănase, the Ultimate Diva of Romanian Stage

The Romanian Cultural Institute celebrates legendary singer Maria Tănase (1913-1963) with Maria T, a touching musical homage composed by Romanian-born composer Alexander Bălănescu and performed by his quartet with a visual echo by Klaus Obermaier. Inspired by the most iconic of Maria Tănase's songs, Alexander Bălănescu has created...

22/09/2013 @ LSO St Luke's, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG
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