Evenimentele acestei saptamani

Romanian Women | Smashing the Glass Ceiling

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019 1:00 am

The Romanian Cultural Centre in London is pleased to host a celebration of female entrepreneurs and their achievements. Held to mark International Women’s Day 2019, we are bringing together a truly remarkable panel that showcases the excellence of female-founded companies.

Elena Mustatea, CEO and Co-founder, Bold Health
Cristina Mitu, Managing Partner, Mitu and Associates
Emanuela Vartolomei, Founder & CEO All Street

The discussion will be chaired by Cristina Irimie, Editor of Romanians in UK and serial entrepreneur. This event to mark International Women’s Day is held in partnership with the British Romanian Chamber of Commerce in London and MyGRASP London. With thanks to our drinks providers on the night, Halewood Wines and Spirits and Aur'A Gold Water UK

We know that attendance at this event will be in very high demand — the chance to meet these women is not something to pass up — so please, we ask that those successfully holding tickets inform us in advance if they can no longer attend. That way we can make any spare places available to those on the waiting list.

About the Speakers

Elena Mustatea is Co-founder and CEO of Bold Health, a startup developing digital therapeutics for functional and autoimmune conditions, leveraging behavioural medicine and machine learning to deliver personalised and highly effective treatments and self management support. After investing in technology companies with Europea venture capital fund Atomico, Elena joined Zinc, an impact platform for building new companies that solve the developed world's toughest social issues using exponential technologies, as entrepreneur in residence to build a digital health venture looking to revolutionise the management and treatment of long term conditions. Her work here led directly to the idea behind the founding of Bold Health. Elena was named Forbes’ Europe 30 Under 30 Finance List in 2018.

Cristina Mitu is founding Managing Partner of Mitu and Associates law firm and head of its consultancy department. In her 15 years as a lawyer, she has gained a wealth of experience in assisting and representing clients before the courts of law and in providing legal advice in complex and sophisticated matters of corporate and commercial law, labor law, property law, intellectual and real estate law. In 2012 Cristina added insolvency practitioner to her professional portfolio.

Emanuela Vartolomei combines a powerful mix of entrepreneurial, investment and corporate banking experience and is recognised as a leading independent thinker on the future of financial services. Her initiative All Street reinvents investment information for the cognitive age. To that end, All Street developed Sevva, the world first Cognitive Assistant for Investment Research. She is a reputable strategist with a strong sense of purpose and a successful career in business development, financial products and planning, sales and marketing, and general management. She began her career with Citigroup and worked for ABN AMRO Bank, Unicredit Asset Management Division – Pioneer and Dimensional Fund Advisors in London.

The Legacy of Music: Enescu and His Teachers

Thu. 7 Mar, 2019 7:00 pm

07/03/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH


The March concert in our acclaimed Enescu Series brings together cellist Mirel Iancovici and pianist Jeroen Riemsdijk. A celebration of the eponymous Romanian composer, this month's programme incudes, alongside some of his celebrated compositions, works of his influential teachers from the Vienna and Paris Conservatoires. The two musicians will take us on a melodic voyage into the stylistic ‘regards’ that inspired Enescu’s oeuvre, in a recital that is set to reinstate past muses.



Robert Fuchs - Cello Sonata No.2 in E flat minor, Op.83

George Enescu - Three songs for cello: Doina, Preludio monodico and Lăutarul

Jules Massenet - Méditation for Thaïs

George Enescu - Torso Sonata

Gabriel Fauré - Cello Sonata No.2, Op.117


Mirel Iancovici is a cellist, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor born in Romania. After studying under Serafim Antropov in the Bucharest Conservatory and completing with Radu Aldulescu and Paul Tortelier, he won many important international competitions such as ‘Gaspar Cassado’ in Florence, Italy, ‘Imperial Tobacco Cello Competition’ in Bristol and ‘Pablo Casals Centenary’ in Barcelona, Spain. He has performed in the world's most prestigious concert halls such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center New York, Philharmonie Berlin, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall to name a few. Participating in Festivals like ‘Y. Menuhin Festival’ Gstaad, ‘Upper Galilee Chamber Music Days’ Israel, ‘George Enescu Festival’ Bucharest, he collaborated with distinguished artists such as Claudio Abbado, Philippe Entremont, Herman Krebbers, Silvia Marcovici, Raphael Oleg, Ghenadie Rozhdestvensky, Yoav Talmi, Paul Tortelier, Han de Vries and Gerard Wyss. He currently teaches Cello at Conservatorium Maastricht and Fontys Conservatory Tilburg (Netherlands) and has given masterclasses in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, USA and South Korea.


Alongside Mr. Iancovici will be performing concert pianist, chamber musician, teacher, researcher and writer Jeroen Riemsdijk. A distinguished academic, he is the author of “The Golden Fingers Technique for Pianists. The art of Passagework”, which is sold worldwide, and he has published several articles about sight-reading, balanced piano technique and the Style Brillant period. His discography includes music by Shostakovich, Rääts, Khachaturian and Dutch composers Wim Zwaag and Robert Quodbach. He teaches Piano and works as a vocal & instrumental coach in the Classical Music department of Conservatorium Maastricht. As a performer, Jeroen Riemsdijk received his ‘Konzertdiplom’ at the Folkwang Musikhochschule in Essen with Russian pianist Boris Bloch. An acclaimed pianist and chamber musician, he has worked with many leading artists, including: Gustav Rivinius, Levon Mouradian, Johan van Iersel, Floris Mijnders, Arno Pieters, Leon Bosch, Wolfgang Meijer, Henk Guitart, Yuri Zhislin, Levon Chilingirian, Massimo Merceli, Norbert Nozy, Jean-Pierre Cnoops, Szymon Marciniak, Ian Clarke, Gabi Riet van Pas, David Abrahamyan, Allar Kaasik, Philippe Bernold and many renowned opera singers.


When: Thursday 7 March 2019, 7pm

Where: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PH


Entrance is free but we kindly request you to book your ticket on EVENTBRITE. Kindly book only if you are certain to attend and release the seats


Please note that seating is unreserved.

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