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.

 

 
Acclaimed Pianist Daniel Ciobanu, Back in London

Acclaimed Pianist Daniel Ciobanu, Back in London

Join us for yet another performance on London’s classical scene by Romanian rising-star pianist Daniel Ciobanu, 2nd Prize winner and audience favourite in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition 2017! After a most successful evening at the Romanian Cultural Institute within the Enescu Concerts Series, the...

25/10/2018 @ St John's Smith Square
Virtuoso Violinist Alexander Bălănescu Graces Belgravia

Virtuoso Violinist Alexander Bălănescu Graces Belgravia

The 2018 - 19 season of our Enescu Concerts Series continues with an unmissable recital featuring violinist Alexander Bălănescu, one of the most visionary and inspiring musicians of our time. The programme comprises Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E major, as well as two of Bălănescu’s own compositions: Winter...

01/11/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

Events archive

'The Duel of Violins'

'The Duel of Violins'

The first event of the Enescu Month in London is an exceptional display of instrumental mastery, a much awaited extraordinary concert. Violinists Gabriel Croitoru and Liviu Prunaru bring their hugely successful 'Duel of Violins: Stradivarius vs. Guarnieri' to our 1 Belgrave Square stage. Accompanied by pianist Horia...

22/01/2015 @ RCI London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Songs and Textures: Grigore Leşe and the Resurgence of Tradition

Songs and Textures: Grigore Leşe and the Resurgence of Tradition

2015 starts early in 1 Belgrave Square with an evening dedicated to our spectacular folk tradition, thankfully still alive in a world of urban sprawl and rampant technology. Our special guest is Romania’s most beloved bard, Grigore Leşe, the musician who in an act of pure cultural archaeology, and almost alone, resurrected the immemorial...

16/01/2015
Dashing Soprano Teodora Gheorghiu in London for the National Day of Romania

Dashing Soprano Teodora Gheorghiu in London for the National Day of Romania

We are thrilled to announce that the star of our National Day Gala Recital is the outstanding Teodora Gheorghiu, the revelation of this year’s Glyndebourne Festival. The acclaimed soprano will be joined by pianist Jonathan Aner for a programme of pure musical joy including songs by George Enescu and Adrian Pop and timeless operatic...

04/12/2014 @ The Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Impetuous Young Pianist Daniel Ciobanu in Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Impetuous Young Pianist Daniel Ciobanu in Concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields

One of the winners of this year’s Scottish International Piano Competition in Glasgow, talented newcomer Daniel Ciobanu will perform the last act of our 2014 St Martin-in-the-Fields lunchtime concert series. His recital will include, alongside George Enescu’s 'Carillon nocturne' and Constantin Silvestri’s...

02/12/2014 @ St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square
Longing and Belonging: Pan-pipe Maestro Nicolae Voiculeţ in Eaton Square

Longing and Belonging: Pan-pipe Maestro Nicolae Voiculeţ in Eaton Square

Following a series of 10 hugely successful concerts in Romania, which culminated with a musical extravaganza on top of the Carpathian Mountains, famous pan-pipe player, conductor and composer Nicolae Voiculeţ graces our National Day celebrations with an extraordinary display of virtuosity and inspiration. Accompanied by an ensemble of seasoned...

29/11/2014 @ St Peter Eaton Square, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W AL
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
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