More than EUR 150,000 has been raised during the eighth edition of the Royal Charity Concert, an event organized every year by the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation, led by King Michael’s daughter and heir to Romania’s throne.
The concert took place at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest on the 94th birthday of Romania’s King Michael I (October 25). During the event, Romanian tenor Teodor Ilincai and the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation Orchestra performed on stage under the baton of Romanian conductor Tiberiu Soare.
The funds raised during the event will go to the Young Talents scholarships program. Promising young Romanian artists, active in the classical music and fine arts areas, will receive scholarships, as well as mentoring and promotion opportunities.
The history of the Royal Charity Concert started in 2008 at the Romanian Athenaeum, on the birthday of King Michael I. Several important artists and orchestras joined this event in time, such as pianist Dan Grigore in 2008, the Radio Chamber Orchestra led by conductor Cristian Mandeal in 2009, soprano Nelly Miricioiu and baritone Yuriy Tsiple in 2010, violinist Remus Azoitei and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011, violinist Alexandru Tomescu and the Stradivarius Ensemble conducted by Gabriel Bebeselea in 2012, violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the La Stravaganza Ensemble in 2013, and pianist Alexandra Dariescu and the Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation Orchestra in 2014.
The Princess Margareta of Romania Foundation was established in 1990. This year, the foundation celebrates 25 years of activity. It works with organizations, institutions, national and international companies, as well as small and medium enterprises in order to bring together the resources, skills and talents of people from several fields.
Irina Popescu, [email protected]
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