Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Trio Isimsiz
Piano Trio
BBT Fellowship 2018

Trio Isimsiz - Biography

Pablo Hernán Benedí violin
Michael Petrov cello
Erdem Misirlioglu piano

Formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trio Isimsiz won First Prize and the Audience Prize at the 2015 Trondheim Competition and, in 2017, Second Prize at the Haydn International Competition in Vienna.   The Trio was a Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) ensemble between 2013 and 2018.

The Trio has performed widely in Europe, highlights including recitals at the Stavanger, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Peasmarsh and Gower Festivals (broadcast by Radio 3), the Tivoli Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Fundacion Juan March in Madrid and Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne.  Further afield the Trio has toured China and Argentina.

In 2017 the Trio returned to the Aldeburgh Festival and Rubicon released their first CD.  Recent engagements  include an all-Beethoven programme at the Théâtre des Abbesses in Paris, concerts at the Köln Philharmonie, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival and recitals at Wigmore Hall, Brighton Dome  and  Saffron Hall.

Trio Isimsiz’s members are currently Fellows at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.   They have collaborated with Anthony Marwood, Krysztof Chorzelski, Richard Lester and Aleksander Madzar and attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.

During their studies the Trio undertook residencies at the Banff Centre in Canada and Mozarteum, Salzburg, and participated in masterclasses with András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Thomas Riebl, the Gould Piano Trio, Belcea and Takács Quartet.

All three members of the Trio Isimsiz Piano Trio enjoy success individually.  Pianist Erdem Misirlioglu was a Concerto Finalist in the BBC Young Musician competition; violinist Pablo Hernán Benedí is a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, and cellist Michael Petrov represented the UK in the European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star series.

Photographs by Kaupo Kikkas