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.

 

 
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 Ethereal Sound of Christmas

The Ethereal Sound of Christmas

Join us for an evening of celestial arpeggios from the old Byzantine tradition in the company of acclaimed men choir 'Nectarie Protopsaltul'. Performed with refrained solemnity and religious gusto by one of the best Romanian men choirs, the uplifting melodies of the carols and hymns of Eastern Christianity provide the perfect prelude to...

12 - 13/12/2015
'The Carmen of the 20th Century' Sings for the National Day of Romania

'The Carmen of the 20th Century' Sings for the National Day of Romania

Legendary mezzo-soprano Viorica Cortez, hailed as "the Carmen of the 20th Century", is this year's star of our traditional Gala Recital dedicated to the celebration of the National Day of Romania. The great singer will be joined by pianist Alina Păvălache for a  blissful programme of great operatic arias along with songs by...

03/12/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Bogdan Costache and Andrada Brisc at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Bogdan Costache and Andrada Brisc at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Romanian series at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a decade of tumultuous virtuosity and exuberant youthfulness, continues with the recital of violonist Bogdan Costache and pianist Andrada Brisc. The two promising performers will deliver a programme comprising timeless pieces by Milstein, Enescu, Brahms, Sarasate, and Bazzini, as well as...

01/12/2015
Edinburgh Celebrates The National Day of Romania

Edinburgh Celebrates The National Day of Romania

Romania's most important day is celebrated for the first time in the Scottish capital with a gala concert offered by two outstanding musicians and hosted by the majestic St John's Church. Endearing soprano Roxana Niţe is joined by her equally talented pianist sister Ancuța Nițe for an evocative recital of operatic gems, including...

28/11/2015 @ St John's Church, Princes St, Edinburgh, EH2 4BJ
Acclaimed Duo Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet is Back in London

Acclaimed Duo Clara Cernat and Thierry Huillet is Back in London

One of the classical music scene’s most loved and charismatic couples, acclaimed Romanian violinist and violist Clara Cernat and French composer and pianist Thierry Huillet, feature in the next recital of our ever more popular Enescu Concerts Series with a  programme of Romantic and post-Romantic masterpieces.   George...

05/11/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute
The Romanian Musical Events Resume at St Martin-in-the-Fields

The Romanian Musical Events Resume at St Martin-in-the-Fields

After a busy Romanian musical summer in Trafalgar Square, we are back at St Martin-in-the-Fields for a no less assiduous autumnal season of chamber concerts and recitals, opened by violist Mircea Belei and pianist Attila Szekely. The programme features the richly evocative 'Kol Nidrei' ('All Vows') by Max Bruch and Dmitri...

19/10/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Romanians Rock The Garage

Romanians Rock The Garage

The second edition of the loud and adrenaline-fuelled fEAST, the only showcase of Romanian alternative music in Britain, kicks off in October with a line-up of the most charismatic Romanian rock and electro groups. Bounce along with Gojira, Robin and The Backstabbers, Shadowbox, Moon Museum, Şuie Paparude, Coma, Byron, Phoenix, E.M.I.L., and...

16 - 18/10/2015 @ The Garage
Schubert Ensemble to Open the 2015/2016 Enescu Concerts Season

Schubert Ensemble to Open the 2015/2016 Enescu Concerts Season

The new Season of our tribute concerts to Enescu’s artistic legacy is opened  by the brilliant Schubert Ensemble, the greatest champions of the Romanian composer in Great Britain. The quintet, made of Simon Blendis (violin), Alexandra Wood (violin), Douglas Paterson (viola), Jane Salmon (cello) & William Howard (piano), is...

01/10/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Trafalgar Square, in Fortissimo

Trafalgar Square, in Fortissimo

Pianist Lia Popa, a young performer of impressive ability and energetic touch, debuts in the Romanian series at St-Martin-in-the-Fields with a programme perfectly balancing the lyrical evanescence of early Romanticism with the convulsions of the modern ego featuring works by Schumann,Brahms, Enescu and Ravel.   Lia Popa started...

01/09/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Răzvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia at St James's Piccadilly

Răzvan Suma and Rebeca Omordia at St James's Piccadilly

The hottest Romanian cellist of the moment and one of the most charismatic young pianists join forces for a musical sojourn infused by pathos, subtlety and consummate artistry, featuring works by Dvořák, Fauré, Schumann and John Ireland. The recital, taking place in one of the most beautiful churches in London, is supported by...

21/08/2015 @ St James Piccadilly, 197 Picadilly, London W1J 9LL
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