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.

 

 
The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

The Folkloric Inspiration: A Musical Experience

As part of our special programme dedicated to the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), we conclude the first half of our 2018 musical programme with an exploration of Romanian folklore as the most important source of inspiration in the Romanian classical music tradition. Folk singer Ioana Maria Ardelean and tenor Daniel Magdal accompanied by...

03/07/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH

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Enescu: Neglected Genius, a Concert by Schubert Ensemble

Enescu: Neglected Genius, a Concert by Schubert Ensemble

We are proud to support “Enescu: Neglected Genius”, a concert part of Schubert Ensemble’s 30th anniversary celebrations, taking place at Kings Place from 7 to 9 March 2013. The Schubert Ensemble has always had a passion for championing neglected works of the past that deserve a wider hearing. In the last few years they...

08/03/2013 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Alexandra Coman brings to Belgravia the most beloved songs of the operatic tradition

Alexandra Coman brings to Belgravia the most beloved songs of the operatic tradition

Alexandra Coman, the dazzling mezzo-soprano who appeared along opera legends like Jose Carerras and Placido Domingo, returns to 1 Belgrave Square for a rare operatic treat, which includes songs by Serrano, Bernstein and Kalman, among others.  The event is organised by the Embassy of Romania under the patronage of Mrs Daniela Jinga,...

08/03/2013 @ 1 Belgrave Square, London
The Enescu Series Hails the Springtime with Youthful Ardour

The Enescu Series Hails the Springtime with Youthful Ardour

  The fresh and blooming March is matched by the playfulness and excitement of some of the most talented young musicians in London. Graced by talent and infused by indomitable energy, the ensemble comprising Radu Ropotan – violin, Francesco Ionaşcu – violin, George White – viola, Raphael Lang – cello, Alexandra...

07/03/2013 @ Institutul Cultural Român, 1 Belgrave Square, Londra, SW1X8PH
A Breathtaking Virtuoso within the Enescu Concerts Series

A Breathtaking Virtuoso within the Enescu Concerts Series

After a glorious conclusion of 2012, with the Gala Concert offered by famous mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, the current season of the "Enescu Concerts" continues with a piano recital by impetuous young virtuoso Diana Ionescu. Programme: Ravel: Sonatine in F Sharp Minor Enescu: Pavanne and Sarabande from Suite, No 2, Op....

07/02/2013 @ Institutul Cultural Român, 1 Belgrave Square, Londra, SW1X8PH
Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana Maria Avram @ Famous Cafe Oto

Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana Maria Avram @ Famous Cafe Oto

  We are proud to support the third event in Cafe Oto’s ongoing series co-curated by Stephen O'Malley and featuring maverick electro-acoustic composer Mats Lindström and new works by Romanian spectralist composers Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram, performed by the Hyperion Ensemble. Iancu Dumitrescu is considered...

07/01/2013 @ Cafe Oto, 18 - 22 Ashwin Street, Londra, E8 3DL
Live streaming: Gala recital with mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose on the National Day of Romania

Live streaming: Gala recital with mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose on the National Day of Romania

We are thrilled to present the celebrated Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, with an outstanding gala recital on the occasion of the National Day of Romania. The programme includes great operatic arias and songs by George Enescu and Nicolae Bretan. The concert is organised in partnership with the Romanian Embassy in the UK and is part...

05/12/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
At the Gates of the Orient: From Prince Dimitrie Cantemir to Anton Pann

At the Gates of the Orient: From Prince Dimitrie Cantemir to Anton Pann

We are now fully booked for the Gates of the Orient concert and are unable to receive further confirmations.  Many thanks to all of you who reserved a place and we look forward to seeing you on the 27th! The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Yunus Emre Institute in London are proud to present the premiere concert “From...

27/11/2012 @ Institutul Cultural Român, 1 Belgrave Square, Londra, SW1X8PH
The Sound of Transylvania at the London Jazz Festival 2012

The Sound of Transylvania at the London Jazz Festival 2012

We are delighted to present Romanian saxophonist/composer Nicolas Simion in his first appearance at the  London Jazz Festival.  Already known to the London audience for his spectacular UK debut at the Jazz Café in 2010, a project also organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London, Nicolas Simion returns to the...

15/11/2012 @ Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
The Michelangelo Quartet promises a soirée of exquisite virtuosity at the Enescu Concert Series

The Michelangelo Quartet promises a soirée of exquisite virtuosity at the Enescu Concert Series

In November, the critically acclaimed Michelangelo Quartet premieres at the Enescu Concert Series with a superb choice of Enescu, Cherubini, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Highly praised for the collective virtuosity and understanding of the great scores, as well as for their musicality and intensity of feeling, the Quartet appears regularly on the...

01/11/2012 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Masterful Văcărescu – Tsunakawa Duo perform at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Lunchtime Series

Masterful Văcărescu – Tsunakawa Duo perform at the St Martin-in-the-Fields Lunchtime Series

Romanians are tuning their instruments in the musical temple of Trafalgar Square as the Duo Văcărescu – Tsunakawa resumes the succesful series of lunchtime concerts organised by the RCI in partnership with SMITF.  The programme includes works by Giuseppe Tartini, Claude Dubussy, George Enescu, Henryk Wieniawski and...

23/10/2012 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
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