Constantin Brâncoveanu worldwideSelect edition:
The success of the Romanians from the United Kingdom was honored and rewarded during the Constantin Brâncoveanu Gala, organized in London by Alexandrion Foundation, with the support of the Romanian Embassy.
The President’s speech
“Four years ago we have established the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards – honoring the Romanian culture. The awards are meant for great cultural and scientific performances of the elites from this Eastern European country. The Brâncoveanu Awards have gained so much popularity in our country that many voices have compared them to distinguished international awards. (…) But Romanians are not only in their country. They form important communities in many of the countries from Europe, even overseas, in USA and Canada. The academicians and professors in the jury of the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards, proposed us to extend the area of our awards also to the Romanian performers abroad, integrated in the respective societies and cultures. Some of them are respected personalities in the countries they live in. This fact determined us to exit Romania and to honor our compatriots in the entire world. Today, we made a stop at the Romanian citizens in the United Kingdom of Great Britain. We bring them our sign of appreciation. At the same time, we want for the Constantin Brâncoveanu Awards to honor also the European spirit, opened towards Romania, of certain British citizens, close to our country and appreciated in Romania”.
An authentic world superstar of Bel canto and a soprano with an impressive repertory, she played in the best known operas of the world, collaborating with great directors, prestigious stage directors and brilliant soloists of the lyrical stage. Nelly Miricioiu is currently one of the most important leaders of the Romanian community in the UK.
Doctoral candidate at the University of Kent, Iulia Motoc was appointed a World Ambassador of Engineering in Great Britain by Queen Elisabeth II. She programmes humanoid robots and promotes engineering in British schools.
The violinist is “an incurable virtuoso, with a fabulous soul and technique” (“The Strand” British Magazine). He is the youngest violin professor of the Royal Academy of Music in London and he has created the Enescu Society from the British capital in order to pay homage the “most valuable Romanian cultural product”.
Founder and one of the managers of the company Fresh Organic Product, Nichi Boca is one of the Romanian entrepreneurs of real success in Great Britain, who helped the Romanian community in Great Britain the most, holder of several companies, distributor of the brand Aqua Carpatica in Great Britain. With his support, an Orthodox Monastery shall be built in Great Britain.
Priest of the Romanian church under the patronage of Sfantul Gheorghe in London, Constantin Popescu is an exceptional exponent of the Orthodox religion, a very noble confessor and a tireless promoter of the Romanian customs within diaspora, a solid bond of the parishioners with the Church and the Romanian traditions.
Alexandrion Foundation Special Award
For the services brought to the Romanian culture.
For the Awards Gala in London, Alexandrion Foundation followed the same procedure of democratic selection, as in the case of the editions happening in the country, on a similar jury structure. The president of the jury for these awards was academician Dan Berindei, vice-president was Professor Andrei Marga, PhD. The jury consisted also of: Professor Grigore Constantinescu, PhD, Ștefan Râmniceanu – plastic artist, laureate of the award of the Academy and of Brâncoveanu Awards and Dumitru Constantin – secretary of the Jury.
Secretary of the jury