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'The Schubert B flat trio is a glorious work and the Isimsiz did justice to it…. the slow movement achingly beautiful.'
www.stringsattached.com, Brighton Dome, February 2014
'The trio (Isimsiz means “without a name” in Turkish) performed the Haydn with expressive delicacy. But the Beethoven was immediately full of tension, as if musical elastic bands connected the players. The C Minor came out sounding utterly radical and unexpected. The musicians also brought out the best in Schubert’s substantial take on the piano trio, giving it vibrancy and colour, with a beautifully played slow movement.'
The Argus, Brighton Dome, February 2014
The Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2015 they won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.
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. In 2013 the Trio was selected for representation by YCAT, and in 2015 won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.
The Trio has undertaken residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada and Mozarteum, Salzburg, and participated in masterclasses with Andras Schiff, Steven Isserlis, Menahem Pressler, Thomas Riebl, Wolfgang Reddick, the Gould Piano Trio and Takács Quartet. Earlier this year the Trio attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.
Concert highlights over the last year have included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, Colston Hall, Brighton Dome, the Newbury Spring, Peasmarsh and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. They collaborated with Anthony Marwood, Richard Lester and Aleksander Madzar.
Following a successful residency in Aldeburgh, this season the Trio return for a further residency and recitals in the main festival and Britten Weekend. Future engagements include recitals at Wigmore Hall, Stavanger Festival, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Fundacion Juan March in Madrid and throughout the UK. Further afield the Trio give several recitals in Argentina including 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 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 Petrov 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 last year he has made his debut with the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic 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 Misirlioglu was born in 1990 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.