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Thu, 09 Nov


Romanian Cultural Institute

Violinist Alexandru Tomescu and Pianist Sînziana Mircea Celebrate Enescu

An extraordinary concert part of Enescu Concerts Series at RCI London

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Violinist Alexandru Tomescu and Pianist Sînziana Mircea Celebrate Enescu
Violinist Alexandru Tomescu and Pianist Sînziana Mircea Celebrate Enescu

Time & Location

09 Nov 2023, 19:00 – 21:00

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

About the event

The Romanian Cultural Institute and the Romanian Embassy in London are delighted to present virtuoso violinist Alexandru Tomescu and acclaimed pianist Sînziana Mircea in an extraordinary concert, which continues our Enescu Concerts Series. The event is being supported by the West University of Timișoara, “Remember Enescu” Cultural Foundation and Art in Conversation. The concert is part of the international tour Remember Enescu, which celebrates Timișoara European Capital of Culture 2023.

After a spectacular October recital featuring George Enescu’s own violin Guarneri “the cathedral” masterfully played by Gabriel Croitoru, London music lovers are in for another masterful violinist, the impressive and charismatic Alexandru Tomescu, playing on the famed Stradivarius Elder-Voicu violin built in 1702 - Antonius Stradivarius Cremonesis Faciebat Anno 1702.


Jules Massenet – Meditation from Thaïs

Fritz Kreisler – Liebesleid and Liebesfreud

Niccolo Paganini – Centone di sonate, Op. 64, MS 112: Sonata No. 1 in A minor

George Enescu – Ballade and Impromptu concertant

Călin Humă – Concerto for violin and piano

Alexandru Tomescu is the artist for whom music has no limits: ready to play the most difficult scores in marathon concerts, in month-long tours, he is admired by the audiences across the world. Alexandru won the right to play the Stradivarius Elder-Voicu 1702 violin, which belongs to the Romanian State, and this underpinned the Stradivarius International Tour, which started in 2015, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Enescu's death with a unique marathon.

Sînziana Mircea, Young Steinway Artist, carries out an international career spanning over Europe, North America and Asia. The Romanian pianist made her debut at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Japan and St Martin in- the-Fields London/UK when she was only 20. Four years later, she made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York in a sold-out recital, rewarded by the American public with standing ovations.

Photography & filming

The Romanian Cultural Institute will have a professional photographer on site to capture the key moments of the evening. We will share with all participants the link to the photographs, free of charge. The photographs can be used for social media posts, crediting RCI and the photographer (details will be provided with the link). You are welcome to take your own photos before or after the concert only. Please don’t take photos during the performance out of respect for the artists and the fellow participants.

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