Trondheim Chamber Music Festival 23.-29. September 2019

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Trio Isimsiz

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The Trio Isimsiz (Pablo Hernán Benedí, Michael Petrov and Erdem Misirlioglu) was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, under the guidance of Louise Hopkins, Carole Presland and Alasdair Tait. In 2015, they 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 prominent chamber musicians.

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.