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Romanian Cultural Institute

An Artist, a Piano and a Cimbalom

A dazzling recital not to be missed!

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An Artist, a Piano and a Cimbalom
An Artist, a Piano and a Cimbalom

Time & Location

01 Feb 2024, 19:00 – 21:00

Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH, UK

About the event

Virtuoso pianist Cătălin Răducanu kicks off our 2024 Enescu Concerts Series with an eclectic project which brings together classical music, jazz and folk songs. The programme features piano works by Chopin, Debussy, Dan Dediu and George Enescu, alongside the cimbalom arrangement of Erik Satie's Gnossienne No. 1, works by Toni Iordache and Ciprian Porumbescu. Join us at 1 Belgrave Square to enjoy a dazzling performance, which breaks down cultural barriers while navigating different genres, aided by a piano and cimbalom.

An Artist, a Piano and a Cimbalom - Classical, Jazz, Folklore is a Pro Contemporania production in partnership with The Culture Club.

Programme:

Piano

Dan Dediu – "Les Barricades Mysterieuses – Reloaded"

Frédéric Chopin – "Ballade" no. 4 in F minor op. 52

Claude Debussy – 5 Preludes from Book No. 1 – 3. "Le vent dans la plaine"; 4. "Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir"; 5. "Les collines d' Anacapri"; 6. "Des pas sur la neige"; 7. "Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest"

George Enescu – "Toccata", "Pavane", "Bourree" from "Suite" no. 2 in D major

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Piano

Jazz improvisations on Romanian themes

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Cimbalom

Erik Satie – “Gnossienne” no.1 (arr. Cătălin Răducanu)

Toni Iordache – „Horă din Muntenia” / “Round Dance form Wallachia”

Toni Iordache – Variations on the theme of „Picături de untdelemn” / "Drops of Oil"

Cătălin Răducanu graduated from the “Dinu Lipatti” National College of Arts and the National University of Music of Bucharest. He studied piano with Alma Peter and with Vlad Dimulescu, Dana Borșan and Viniciu Moroianu. He is the recipient of several national and international awards and performed widely in Germany, Hungary, France and Italy. Cătălin Răducanu attended masterclasses with renowned teachers such Gabriel Amiraș, Andrei Gavrilov and Cristian Beldi. He is also a scholar of HM Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation. Cătălin Răducanu is also a composer and is currently undertaking PhD studies under the guidance of the illustrious musician Dan Dediu.

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