Number one Belgrave Square signifies Romanian Culture,thus the cultural attache opened his welcoming speech to the numerous public .
Pointing out the enormous success of Enescu at the Royal Opera House with his masterpiece Oedipus and presenting Sergiu Tuhutziu(top prize winner at the Manhattan International Piano Competition recently) ,substituting an indisposed pianist at only two days notice for the highly successful Enescu Concert Season.
A programme of romantic masterpieces by Chopin and Schumann that also included the Pavane from Enescu`s Piano Suite n.2 op 10.Good to get to know the music of this very fine but until now neglected composer.Full of evocative sounds beautifully realised on a difficult piano.
Finely controlled first Ballade by Chopin played with a simplicity that allowed this well known work to unfold in a direct and unrhetorical way .
All the technical challenges in the Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante were finely resolved and the public were swept along in a performance in which the sense of balance of the Andante was matched by the fine filigree fingerwork in the Polonaise .
A finely held together Symphonic Studies by Schumann showed off all the technical control allied to a real sense of colour and poetry.
A delicate piece of a famous melody by Sting brought this successful recital to an end.
Now looking forward to hearing the amazingly versatile Sergiu Tuhutiu with the American singer Peisha Mc Phee in their fabulous cabaret “Chopin meets Broadway”
Very interesting exhibition of many of the productions of Oedipe from the very first in 1936.Infact the “Cultural” Institute is not only a magnificent building but is a showcase for all the magnificent musicians that have come from that beautiful but misunderstood country.