IOCO - Kultur im Netz / Festival de Stavanger Norway / August 2016
The Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, under the guidance of Louise Hopkins, Carole Presland and Alasdair Tait. They were selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2013. In 2015 the Trio won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and in 2017 2nd Prize at the International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna.
The Trio has undertaken residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada and Mozarteum, Salzburg, and participated in masterclasses with András Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Menahem Pressler, Thomas Riebl, Wolfgang Reddick, the Gould Piano Trio and Takács Quartet. In 2015 they attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.
Over the last year the Trio has returned to Aldeburgh to undertake a residency, and gave recitals in the main festival and Britten Weekend. Concert highlights included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Gower (broadcast by Radio 3), Peasmarsh and Stavanger Festivals. They collaborated with Anthony Marwood, Richard Lester and Aleksander Madzar.
Engagements this season include recitals at the Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Brighton Dome. They give a series of concerts in China and Argentina including a recital at the Mozarteum in Buenos Aires.
All three members of the Trio Isimsiz Piano Trio enjoy great success individually. Erdem Misirlioglu was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008, Pablo Hernán Benedí is a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, formed by Alina Ibragimova, and Michael Petrov represented the UK in the European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star series during the 2014/15 season.
Pablo Hernán Benedí
Pablo (violin) was born in 1991 in Madrid. He studied at the C.I. Padre Antonio Soler Conservatory in San Lorenzo de El Escorial and at the GSMD with David Takeno. In 2010 Pablo became a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, formed by Alina Ibragimova, Emilie Hornlund and Claire Thirion, appearing at major venues throughout Europe. The Quartet’s debut recording was released in 2011 to critical acclaim.
Michael (cello) was born in 1990 in Bulgaria. He studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and at the GSMD with Louise Hopkins, winning the Gold Medal in 2014. Over the two years he has made his debut with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and English Chamber Orchestras. During 2014/15 he gave recitals at major concert halls throughout Europe as part of his nomination by the Barbican Centre as an ECHO Rising Star.
Erdem (piano) was born in 1989 in Suffolk. He studied with Mark Fielding at the Junior GSMD and since 2008 with Martin Roscoe and Ronan O’Hora at the GSMD. In 2008 he was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musicians Competition, performing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He recently won 1st Prize in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe’s Intercollegiate Piano Competition.