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The Year of the Wood Dragon – Celebrated at the Bucharest National Opera

NIRO Investment Group, the Romanian-Chinese House Association and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Romania, organized an extraordinary Cultural Gala last night to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The event was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Romania, local authorities, businessmen, art and culture, representatives of the Chinese community in Romania.

Held at the Bucharest National Opera, the event began with a grand concert by the orchestra of the Bucharest National Opera, which had Damian Drăghici as a special guest and performed emblematic musical compositions of Romanian culture. Among them are the Romanian Rhapsody no. 1, signed by George Enescu, the Ballade for violin and orchestra, composed by maestro Ciprian Porumbescu, as well as Hora Staccato, an unmistakable creation of Grigoraș Dinicu.

The outstanding performance continued with the appearance of the Allegretto Children’s Choir on stage, and the traditional Chinese moment of the Gala was expressed by the impressive performance of the Artist Troupe from Quanzhou City, Fujian Province. The show also held exhibitions of fine arts and crafts originating from Quanzhou, accompanied by exciting live performances, an exquisite display of Quanzhou traditional costumes, martial arts, puppet show and more. The show was followed by an impressive display of fireworks, which crowned an evening dedicated to hope, joy, and friendship.

Chinese New Year, known as the Spring Festival, is one of the most notable holidays in Chinese culture and other Asian communities, marking the beginning of a new year in the Chinese lunar calendar. This festivity is associated with renewal, prosperity, and well-being. In the Chinese calendar, the year 2024 belongs to a special paradigm, being the Year of the Wood Dragon, considered the most noble and powerful Chinese zodiac sign. It is revered as a symbol of courage, success, and wisdom, associated with wealth and happiness.

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Magical Winter Concert 2023 – The extraordinary power of music to transmit emotions

Music has the unique ability to shape, connect and inspire communities. With this conviction, I accepted the opportunity to support, as the main partner, the 13th edition of the “Magic Winter” concert, a musical celebration that has become a landmark of Bucharest’s cultural life.

Held at the Romanian Athenaeum, the concert was supported by the Royal Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the distinguished conductor Cristian Mandeal. The stage was endowed with a repertoire to match, including compositions by musicians such as Gioachino Rossini, Johann Strauss, Georges Bizet, Antonín Dvořák and other illustrious musicians.

The concert was a truly spectacular one, a true display of virtuosity, passion, and a clear proof of the extraordinary ability of the Royal Chamber Orchestra to transform musical notes into emotions – joy, melancholy, pure happiness. The harmony created by the musicians was not only heard, but felt, as further evidence of the transformative power of music.

Thank you to the Royal Chamber Orchestra and distinguished conductor Cristian Mandeal for a musical journey that exceeded all expectations, leaving an indelible mark in the hearts of those lucky enough to attend the concert! This event reinforced our conviction that music is a timeless language that has the ability to unite, inspire and shape communities.


Recognition for Niro Investment Group at the „Dezvoltăm România Sustenabil” Gala

In June, at the InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest, the „Dezvoltăm Romania Sustenabil” Gala took place, an event that celebrates the contribution of players from different industries of the local economy to the development of a sustainable future for the next generations. The event marked their sustained contribution to building a more sustainable future – for the environment, for people, for the economy. Moreover, the award-winning companies also nominated partners or NGO’s involved in sustainability and social responsibility projects. The gala was opened by the Minister of the Environment, Waters and Forests, Mircea Fechet.

Niro Investment Group was represented by Anca Simionescu – Director General of Niro Investment Group – who accepted the trophy for targets achieved within the sustainable development objective – Sustainable cities and communities and awarded, further, the Bookland Association, thus passing on „the torch of of sustainability”. From the Niro Group, the event was also attended by Clitemnestra Gâdea – President of the Board of Directors and Valentin Macovescu – Director of Communication, Image and Protocol.

The Niro Group has undertaken the implementation of an extensive program of sustainable development, in three important directions: environmental, social and economic, rigorously pursuing ecological standards in everything it undertakes.

Clitemnestra Gâdea President of the Board of Directors Niro mentioned: “Our company builds green for the future, builds for future generations, following a long-term strategy. Sustainability is in the DNA of the Niro company and is realized through a business model that reflects continuity, efficiency, positive social and environmental impact.

Niro Investment Group has distinguished itself in the field of sustainability through exceptional care towards the environment, especially in the sector of hotel project development where the company has obtained important certifications in terms of sustainable development.

“What characterizes us now is our ambition to implement a long-term sustainability program. We build, first of all, with a lot of soul, with care – maybe that’s why it takes us more time to complete things, but when we do it, we do it very well”, stated Anca Simionescu, general director of NIRO Investment Group. In addition to the merit recognition diploma, the awardees received an hourglass trophy, as a symbol of the time that the companies have invested and will invest in big projects in the field of sustainability.

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Niro Investment Group and Bucharest Opera Festival: a partnership dedicated to promoting culture and arts

Niro Investment Group continues its series of partnerships with Romania’s most prestigious cultural events. This time, Niro is proud to be the official partner of the second edition of the Bucharest Opera Festival, an exceptional event taking place from June 16th to June 24th, 2023, on the stage of the Bucharest National Opera.

The Bucharest Opera Festival aims to showcase 9 opera, operetta, ballet, and musical shows, scheduled over 9 consecutive evenings, providing the audience with the opportunity to enjoy extraordinary performances by top orchestras, mixed choirs, ballet companies, renowned soloists, and conductors. Seven opera and musical theaters from Romania, Hungary, and Serbia, along with approximately 1,500 musicians, dancers, and artistic and technical staff, will collaborate to create a unique artistic celebration.

From classical works by Mozart, Puccini, and Bizet to Cole Porter’s musicals, Bucharest Opera Festival 2023 offers a fascinating journey through over two centuries of music history. The festival aims to contribute to positioning Bucharest among the leading cities that organize international music festivals.

Through its partnership with Bucharest Opera Festival, Niro Investment Group continues its efforts to support high-quality cultural projects and events that bring joy and emotion to a wide audience, while also contributing to the promotion of Romanian culture nationally and internationally.