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.

 

 
Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, part of Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Roots and Origins’ Series at Barbican

We are proud to partner up for the first time with internationally-acclaimed London Symphony Orchestra and legendary conductor Sir Simon Rattle to present Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 at the Barbican Centre on 16 and 18 December. For this specific concerts in the ‘Roots and Origins’ Series, Sir Simon Rattle brings together...

16 - 18/12/2018 @ Barbican Centre
A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

A New Year’s Eve Present: George Enescu’s Octet at the prestigious Wigmore Hall

We are delighted to announce a distinguished new partnership in our generous classical music programme with Wigmore Hall, one of the world's great concert halls specialising in chamber music. Eight of Romania's most revered musicians, representing three internationally acclaimed String Quartets – ConTempo: Bogdan Sofei (violin),...

30/12 - 30/11/2018 @ Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2BP

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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
The Little Prince: A Musical Story Told by Thierry Huillet and Clara Cernat

The Little Prince: A Musical Story Told by Thierry Huillet and Clara Cernat

One of European musical scene’s most endearing and charismatic couple, French composer and pianist Thierry Huillet and acclaimed Romanian violinist Clara Cernat, will take us to a vivid musical illustration of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic story, The Little Prince, as part of the 2013 Kings Place Festival. Thierry...

14/09/2013 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
The Hymns of Mystical Byzantium in London and Leeds

The Hymns of Mystical Byzantium in London and Leeds

The Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to invite you on a musical journey to mysterious Byzantium in the company of acclaimed men’s choir “Saint Demetrius”. The Craiova-based group promises a rare musical experience featuring grave, ravishing tonalities of the Orthodox Church music, which is seldom performed in Britain and...

13 - 15/09/2013 @ Saint Makarios the Great Parish, Leeds & Saint George’s Church, London
Summer Ethereal Arpeggios at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Summer Ethereal Arpeggios at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The popular Romanian Cultural Institute Series at St. Martin-in-the-Fields is welcoming acclaimed harpist Paula Popa, who is join by violinist Florica Grigoraş in a rare treat of ethereal scores. The duo will perform timeless works by Ciprian Porumbescu, Luigi Maurizio Tedeschi, Pablo Sarasate, Jules Massenet...

20/08/2013 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Londra
Enescu, a soundtrack for Trafalgar Square

Enescu, a soundtrack for Trafalgar Square

The Romanian Series at the popular St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square resume with a concert by violinist Eva Demeter and pianist Theodoros Iosifidis who will make the music of George Enescu resound once more on the prestigious venue in central London. The masterful duo present a programme including, besides Enescu, works by Mozart and...

12/07/2013 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
Romania on the RADAR: Mercury Quartet Light Up the Forge

Romania on the RADAR: Mercury Quartet Light Up the Forge

The RADAR Concert Series was created by Mercury Quartet at London’s trendy and intimate The Forge Club in Camden and represents the ensemble’s aim for discovering and showcasing the most exciting emerging composers alongside masterworks of the 20th and 21st century. This season, each concert will represent the music form the quartet...

02/07/2013 @ The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL
Dublin Lab Sounds Romanian

Dublin Lab Sounds Romanian

  Six new Irish and Romanian collaborative pieces integrating acoustic music, live electronic music, interactive video and dance will debut at the daring Dublin Sound Lab with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute. The programme features four commissioned works by Fergal Dowling, Jonathan Nangle, Piaras Hoban and Sabina...

08/06/2013 @ Smock Alley Theatre, Contemporary Music Centre, Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
  The Visionary of Bournemouth, Remembered on Belgravia's Busiest Chamber Music Stage

The Visionary of Bournemouth, Remembered on Belgravia's Busiest Chamber Music Stage

The final concert of the 2012-2013 Enescu Concets Series celebrates the genius of Constantin Silvestri at 100 years since his birth and, at the same time, the legacy of the seminal friendship between two great composers, Silvestri and Enescu. Pianist Anda Anastasescu pays tribute to them both in this concert, performing works for solo piano and...

06/06/2013 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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