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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Sebastian: Music as Survival

Sebastian: Music as Survival

Through his amazing diary, covering almost ten years between 1935-1944, Mihail Sebastian has given us one of the most important moral testimonies of the 20th century. Living isolated and hunted in a country that had descended into political madness, the great writer sought refuge from barbarism in restorative doses of classical music. As a...

14/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Promises of Splendour: Cellist Andrei Kivu and Pianist Ana Silvestru in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Two of Romania’s internationally renowned classical musicians, cellist Andrei Kivu and pianist Ana Silvestru grace our ever popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series with a marvellous programme which includes the chamber transcription of the First Romanian Rhapsody, George Enescu’s best loved masterpiece. The charismatic duo...

07/04/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
 Trafalgar Square, In Pan Flute Tones

Trafalgar Square, In Pan Flute Tones

Dashing Pan flute musician Mariana Preda joins forces with the British organist Donald MacKenzie for an afternoon of sound marvels in one of the most beautiful churches in London. The programme features works by Handel, Albinoni, Telemann as well as the immortal 'Ave Maria' by Bach.   Mariana Preda is a Romanian pan flute...

01/04/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Imago Mundi and the Sources of Musical Greatness

Imago Mundi and the Sources of Musical Greatness

We are excited to welcome to London, both in our popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series and at St James’s Church Piccadilly, one of the most creative and admired musical groups in Romania. Imago Mundi Ensemble offers a contemporary perspective on the rich Romanian musical tradition, enlivening the irresistible scores of the urban...

03 - 04/03/2016 @ RCI London and St James's Piccadilly
Adriana Cristea and Greta Gasser at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Adriana Cristea and Greta Gasser at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Romanian Series at the popular St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square continues with a concert offered by violinist Adriana Cristea and pianist Greta Gasser, two rising musicians of the new generation. The promising performers will delight the audience with a programme that includes works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Nikolai Kapustin, Johann...

22/02/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields
The Soundtrack of Love

The Soundtrack of Love

On Valentine’s Day, as a musical tribute to the highest infatuation of them all, violinist  and chamber circuit darling Horia Văcărescu joins forces with cellist Anton Niculescu, former principal cellist of La Scala, prodigy pianist Andrei Licareţ, and world-acclaimed viola player  Vladimir Mendelssohn for a...

14/02/2016 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
The Enescu Series Resumes with a Piano Tour de Force

The Enescu Series Resumes with a Piano Tour de Force

This year's first concert in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series offers an exceptional encounter with two brilliant pianists, Romanian Mihai Ritivoiu and Bulgarian Evgeny Genchev, reunited under the aegis of the composers who have authored some of the most fascinating, memorable piano pieces ever scored. The event is organised in...

04/02/2016 @ RCI London
Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano Wunderkind Cristian Sandrin opens our 2016 programme, as well as the ever more popular Romanian Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital bursting with technical brilliance and youthful virtuosity.  The recital features works by Enescu, Glodeanu and Schumann.   Born to a family of musicians, Cristian Sandrin...

04/01/2016 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields
Nicolas Simion: A Jazzy Hymn to Nativity

Nicolas Simion: A Jazzy Hymn to Nativity

We conclude our musical 2015 with a jazzy celebration at the famous Vortex Jazz Club as Romanian saxophonist and composer Nicolas Simion joins Hannes Riepler (guitar), Mick Coady (bass) and Jon Scott (drums) for two evenings of Christmas-inspired themes and jingles. On the first evening, Friday 18 December, Nicolas Simion will also launch...

18 - 20/12/2015 @ Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Street, London N16
Enescu's 'Romanian Rhapsody' at Cadogan Hall

Enescu's 'Romanian Rhapsody' at Cadogan Hall

We are getting ready to welcome the festive winter season with a grand concert presented by the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of London, under the baton of Christopher Petrie, and world-renowned pianist Leslie Howard. The concert features George Enescu's impassioned 'Romanian Rhapsody No. 2', the composer's most popular work,...

17/12/2015 @ Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London, SW1X 9DQ
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