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.

 

 
Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

Centenary Celebration: 'Scores against the Dictatorship' (1947-1989)

As part of the special programme celebrating the Romanian Centenary (1918-2018), our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series looks back, after two exceptional soirées covering the interval 1916-1947, to the amazing musical creativity that miraculously managed to flourish despite censorship and repression during the communist regime....

07/06/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH

Events archive

Vladimir Jurowski: a Masterpiece Revealed

Vladimir Jurowski: a Masterpiece Revealed

As a prelude to the much-anticipated LPO's 'Oedipe' at the Royal Festival Hall, we are proud to host a star-studded evening of music and conversation dedicated to the genius of George Enescu, with Maestro Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Artistic Director of the George Enescu...

21/09/2017 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
A Brilliant Adagio for the London September

A Brilliant Adagio for the London September

Cellist Cornelius Zirbo and pianist Dimitri Malignan crown a perfect September afternoon in the heart of London with a mesmerising combination of Schumann, Hindemith, Lipatti and Piazzolla as part of the Romanian Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields. With guest pianist Miriam Drașovean.    Pianist Dimitri Malignan was born in...

19/09/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Multi-awarded Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

Multi-awarded Pianist Alexandra Văduva at the Lake District International Music Festival

We are thrilled to pair up with the Lake District International Music Festival for an event that brings to the fore the multi-awarded Alexandra Văduva, one of the amazing concert pianists that form the core of the young generation of Romanian musicians. The programme features music written by George Enescu during the troubled years of the...

11/08/2017 @ Ambleside Parish Church
Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Daring Andrei Anghel at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Our well-established series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues way into the summer with an afternoon of youthful flair provided by the up-and-coming Romanian pianist, Andrei Anghel. The recital will offer a bold take on a standard piano repertoire of Chopin, Liszt and Brahms works.   Andrei Anghel started playing the violin at...

28/07/2017 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
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
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