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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A Dive into the Eastern Soundscape

A Dive into the Eastern Soundscape

Making their long-awaited London Jazz Festival debut, internationally acclaimed quartet 'Arifa' is preparing to delight the capital’s jazz aficionados with their sumptuous, thrilling and alchemical sound, a fusion of Eastern and Western musical influences.  Simple yet powerful melodies with hints of the Balkans and Anatolia...

18/11/2014 @ Purcell Room, Southbank Centre
Youthful and energetic 'Monte' Piano Trio in the Enescu Concert Series

Youthful and energetic 'Monte' Piano Trio in the Enescu Concert Series

Youth takes the stage at the November concert of our longevous chamber music series as the 'Monte' Piano Trio, made of Francesco Sica – violin, Claude Frochaux – cello and Irina Botan – piano, tackles the rarely played 'Piano Trio No. 2 in A minor' by George Enescu. Praised by critics for their impeccable...

06/11/2014 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Three Nights of Romanian Alternative Rock @ The Borderline and The Garage

Three Nights of Romanian Alternative Rock @ The Borderline and The Garage

fEAST, a showcase of Romanian alternative musical bravado, will kick off this October with a line-up that misses none of the outrageously charismatic rock, electro and hip-hop artists. Point your azimuth to the noisy East and biff the riff together with The Amsterdams, Rise of Artificial, Robin and the Backstabbers, CTC, The Speakers, OCS,...

10 - 12/10/2014
The Romeo and Juliet of Chamber Music Open the Enescu Concerts’ New Season

The Romeo and Juliet of Chamber Music Open the Enescu Concerts’ New Season

For the opening of the 2014/15 season of our longest running musical series, the passionate duo Horia Văcărescu and Chiho Tsunakawa, whose artistry and finesse have graced prestigious stages in Britain and abroad, will execute a formidable programme of virtuosity which celebrates the violin and its...

02/10/2014 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London
A Celebration of Romanian Composition Verve

A Celebration of Romanian Composition Verve

The autumn season of the hugely popular Romanian Series at St Martin-in-the-Fields presents impetuous young pianist Ana Silvestru in a recital featuring the British premiere of works by Laurențiu Beldeanu, Doina Rotaru and Ulpiu Vlad, some of the most prominent contemporary Romanian composers, alongside timeless pieces by Liszt and...

30/09/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Lunchtime Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields: Adriana Feșteu and Edward Liddall

Lunchtime Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields: Adriana Feșteu and Edward Liddall

Our popular series at St Martin-in-the-Fields continues with a first-time performance of a mezzo-soprano.  Highly appreciated both in Romania and abroad, Adriana Feșteu is considered by the Opera Magazine “to have an attractive smoky voice with a thrilling top”. With a carefully chosen programme, Adriana Feșteu, accompanied...

18/08/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Outstanding Luiza Borac, in Two Unmissable Recitals

Outstanding Luiza Borac, in Two Unmissable Recitals

Described by Classical Piano as 'reminding of nothing less than great Martha Argerich as she took the audience by storm', internationally acclaimed Romanian pianist Luiza Borac is back in London for a series of musical treats. She will be performing at the Steinway Hall on the evening of June 26 and the next day, on June 27, will...

26 - 27/06/2014 @ Steinway Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
A Night of Passion and Romance with Velvety-voiced Oana Cătălina Chițu

A Night of Passion and Romance with Velvety-voiced Oana Cătălina Chițu

One of the Songlines Magazine top rated albums of 2013 was Romanian singer Oana Cătălina Chiţu’s 'Divine. Romanian songs from the repertoire of Maria Tănase', a touching musical homage to legendary Maria Tănase (1913-1963), also known as ”the Romanian Edith Piaf”. With her rich, smoky voice and dramatic presence,...

06/06/2014 @ Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Et in 'Arcadia' Ego

Et in 'Arcadia' Ego

The final concert of the 2013-2014 Season of the 'Enescu Concerts' Series takes us on an Arcadian musical  journey, guided by the brilliant young Romanian string quartet that has borrowed the name of the famous place of fulfilment and bliss. The Arcadia Quartet has conquered the musical world in 2012 when they emerged as winners of...

05/06/2014 @ Romanian Cultural Institute in London, SW1X8PH
Prodigious Lucian Ban, Back in Britain

Prodigious Lucian Ban, Back in Britain

Hailed by All about Jazz as “one of the most creative new musicians on the New York City scene”, and reviewed by major British jazz publications such as Jazzwise and Jazz Journal,  ingenious composer and pianist Lucian Ban hits the British jazz circuits again, with performances at famed Vortex in London and Nottingham’s...

20 - 21/05/2014 @ London & Nottingham
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