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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.

 

 
Musical Visionary Rodion Ladislau Roșca aka Rodion G.A. Electrifies London

Musical Visionary Rodion Ladislau Roșca aka Rodion G.A. Electrifies London

After his acclaimed appearance at Cafe OTO in 2014, colossus of sound Rodion Ladislau Roșca makes a much-anticipated return to London. Roșca, also known as ‘the godfather of Romanian electronic music’, features in an event curated by performer / serial digressor David Ellis to mark The Horse Hospital's 25th...

27/11/2018 @ The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

Enescu’s much-loved ‘Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Royal Festival Hall

‘Romanian Rhapsody’, the postcard masterpiece of George Enescu, will delight the audience of the Royal Festival Hall, in an exceptional concert by the prestigious London Philharmonic Orchestra. On the occasion of the National Day of Romania and as yet another event of great impact in celebration of the Romanian Centenary...

28/11/2018 @ Royal Festival Hall

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Dashing Valentina Naforniţa in Recital at EIF

Dashing Valentina Naforniţa in Recital at EIF

The Vienna Staatsoper star Valentina Nafornița, who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition in 2011, offers an irresistible treat of Romantic lieder and songs as part of the Edinburgh Festival official selection. The recital, also featuring distinguished accompanist Roger Vignoles, will take place in Queen's Hall, one of...

12/08/2015 @ Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JG
Midsummer Indulgence at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Midsummer Indulgence at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Cellist Teodor Rusu and pianist Paul Cartianu, two of the most eulogised performers of the young generation, render a midsummer musical delight to soundtrack the careless adrift of a London August afternoon. The Salzburg-based Romanian duo’s programme peaks with Bartók’s energetic Romanian dances after a virtuosic detour...

11/08/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Rebeca Omordia - July Pianist of the World at SMITF

Rebeca Omordia - July Pianist of the World at SMITF

At the end of July, we're back in St Martin-in-the-Fileds' most popular concert series, 'Pianists of the World', with a recital offered by the remarkably gifted young pianist Rebeca Omordia. The programme features works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, John Ireland and Paul Constantinescu. One of Rebeca Omordia's...

31/07/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
The Glory of the Golden Century: Anca Iarosevici & Bogdan Mihăilescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The Glory of the Golden Century: Anca Iarosevici & Bogdan Mihăilescu in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

The June recital of our ever-popular 'Enescu Concerts' Series, featuring  viola da gamba player Anca Iarosevici and classic guitarist Bogdan Mihăilescu, exalts the marvellous baroque tradition of the 17th and 18th centuries.  The event offers a double premiere: the first-time performance in London of George Enescu's...

04/06/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Scores for Summery Afternoons: Delia Noble & Alexandru Lăzar at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Scores for Summery Afternoons: Delia Noble & Alexandru Lăzar at St Martin-in-the-Fields

We welcome the very first day of summer with a melodic celebration as warm and luminous as the much-awaited solstice. Acclaimed soprano Delia Noble, who is set to appear alongside legendary Placido Domingo as Musetta in a new production of 'La Bohème', and young pianist Alexandru Lazăr team-up for a feast of operatic evergreens...

01/06/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Two Veterans of Prestigious Musical Circuits in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

Two Veterans of Prestigious Musical Circuits in the 'Enescu Concerts' Series

With impressive careers spanning over the last 30 years and innumerable apparitions on famous stages of Europe and beyond, pianist Ilinca Dumitrescu and bassoonist Vasile Macovei grace our 'Enescu Concerts' Series for a virtuoso incursion into the history of classical music. The programme matches legendary names of the Romantic and...

07/05/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
An Easter Rejoice: Adela Liculescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields

An Easter Rejoice: Adela Liculescu at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Piano rising star Adela Liculescu joins our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields with a recital bursting with youthful vigour and panache.  The programme opens with George Enescu’s hypnotic 'Pavane' from the Piano Suite, Op. 10, and also features Franz Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, S 178  and 'La Valse'...

06/04/2015 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
In Pursuit of the Rare: Alexandru Negriuc in the Enescu Concerts Series

In Pursuit of the Rare: Alexandru Negriuc in the Enescu Concerts Series

One of the most promising young Romanian pianists of the day, London-based Alex Negriuc, delivers a programme full of exuberance and discovery, which includes, alongside established works by Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Enescu, little known scores by 19th century Transylvanian child prodigy Carl Filtsch, who died at only...

02/04/2015 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
A House Made of Music and Love

A House Made of Music and Love

We are proud to join Pro Patrimonio Foundation, The Romanian Cultural Centre in London/The Ratiu Foundation and the Romanian Embassy in London in an offensive of charm and generosity set up to gather the necessary support in order to transform George Enescu’s birthplace home into a cultural centre devoted to musical excellence. The...

26/03/2015 @ 1 Belgrave Square, London
Romania Goes Jazzy at London’s Famous Pizza Express Soho and Vortex Club

Romania Goes Jazzy at London’s Famous Pizza Express Soho and Vortex Club

Sorin Zlat Trio, one of the best known Romanian jazz groups in Europe, debuts in London this March at two of the capital’s most sought-after clubs: Pizza Express Live Soho and Vortex Jazz Club. Founded in 2008, the Trio is made of: Sorin Zlat – piano, Răzvan Cojanu – doublebass and Laurenţiu Ştefan – drums.  The...

21 - 23/03/2015 @ Pizza Express Live Soho & Vortex Jazz Club
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