Lunchtime Piano Trio Recital Trio Isimsiz Recital

Thursday 2nd May, 12:55pm

Trio Isimsiz Recital
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Piano Trio Programme

Trio No.42 in E flat, Hob.XV:30                      Joseph Haydn  

1. Allegro moderato

2. Andante con moto 

3. Presto

Trio in A minor                                             Maurice Ravel

1. Modéré

2. Pantoum (Assez vif) 

3. Passacaille: Treś Large

4. Final: Animé

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Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 comprising 3 students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Pablo Hernan (violin),  Michael Petrov (cello and Erdem Misirlioglu.

In 2011, they travelled to the Mozarteum in Salzburg;  the 2012/13 season sees them performing in both Barbican Hall and Royal Festival Hall, as well as flying to Canada as resident artists at the  Banff Centre and revisiting Salzburg

Pablo Hernan Benedi was born in 1991 in Madrid, and he started to play the violin at the age of five.

He studied at the C.I. Padre Antonio Soler Conservatory in San Lorenzo de El Escorial with Fernando Rius and Polina Kotliarskaya.

Since 2009 he has been studying at London Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno, supported by Guildhall School of Music and the goverment of "Comunidad de Madrid". Since 2011, he has been awarded with scholarships from "Martin Musical Scholarship Fund" and the "Juventudes Musicales". In 2010 he became a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet. Their debut recording was released at the end of 2011 and has received numerous awards and good critics, highlighting the "BBC magazine", "The Strad", "Classica" and "Telerama" receiving "Le Choc del anne".

Pablo plays on a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume from 1851.

Michael Petrov was born in 1990 in a family of musicians and began to play the cello at the age of six. When he was seven he played Vivaldi's cello concerto in A minor with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. 

He has won a number of competitions in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic and has played in masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich.  In 2002 he was awarded a cello from the Rostropovich Foundation. In September 2005 he took a full scholarship to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School, where he studied with Thomas Carroll. In May 2007 he performed Haydn's D major Concerto with the London Mozart Players at The Menuhin Hall, and in July 2008 he was one of the soloists in a concert arranged by the School at Wigmore Hall.

He has recently won the Guilhermina Suggia prize and the Muriel Taylor cello prize. In 2011 he won the International Suggia Competition in Porto where, in addition to the 1st prize, he was awarded Guilhermina Suggia´s very own Montagnana cello. In 2012 he made his debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, New York, and also appeared in a masterclass with Anne- Sophie Mutter.

He plays on a William Forster cello c. 1790.


Erdem Misirlioglu started piano lessons when he was nine. He is currently doing his masters in performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studies with Martin Roscoe and Ronan O'Hora.

In 2006, Erdem was a prizewinner in the International Rachmaninov Competition for Young Pianists and was also awarded both the Keyboard Instrument Prize in 2006 and the Principal's prize in 2008 at GSMD. Erdem won the piano section of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2008 and subsequently performed Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Most recently, Erdem was awarded 1st prize in the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe's intercollegiate piano competition.



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