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 in 2013, and in 2015 won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at 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. In 2015 they attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.
During the 2015/16 season the Trio returned to Aldeburgh to undertake a residency, and give recitals in the main festival and Britten Weekend. Concert highlights included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Fundacion 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 and attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.
Future engagements include recitals at the Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Brighton Dome. They perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at Snape Maltings Concert Hall with the Suffolk Philharmonic and undertake tours of China and Argentina including a recital at the Mozarteum in Buenos Aires.
All three members of the Trio Isimsiz enjoy great success individually.
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 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 Misirlioglu 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.
The Trio Isimsiz has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting young chamber ensembles on the present scene with glowing reviews for their performances around the world. Their debut album of Brahms, Beethoven & Takemitsu (RCD1013) also received rave reviews ‘it’s hard to know how Trio Isimsiz could have bettered such artistry and distinctiveness’ The Strad
‘dazzling technical mastery’ Gramophone, ‘Et une révélation’ Diapason
For their second album the trio continue their survey of the Brahms trios with the first in its revised form. Late Faure, his solitary Trio and Schubert’s atmospheric Notturno complete this attractive programme.