In 2015 Trio Isimsiz won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition. This season they give recitals at Aldeburgh Festival, the Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne and undertake tours of China and Argentina.
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 (YCAT) in 2013. In 2015 the Trio won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition and in 2017 2nd Prize at the International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna.
The Trio has undertaken residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada and Mozarteum, Salzburg, and participated in masterclasses with András 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.
Over the last year the Trio has returned to Aldeburgh to undertake a residency, and gave recitals in the main festival and Britten Weekend. Concert highlights included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Tivoli Concert Hall, the Fundación 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.
Engagements this season include recitals at the Marianischer-Saal in Lucerne, Trondheim Chamber Music Festival, Wigmore Hall, Aldeburgh Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Brighton Dome. They give a series of concerts in China and Argentina including a recital at 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.
“Et une révélation : le Trio Isimsiz, formé en 2009 sur les bancs de la Guildhall School de Londres et distingué l'an passé au Concours international de Trondheim. L'Andante du Trio n°2 de Schubert, idéalement chanté, nous soufflait par le contrôle des timbres et la beauté des changements d'éclairage, entre murmure, exaltation et fatalisme. ”
“The real highlight of this year’s festival were the performances of the Trio Isimsiz….they are well-matched players who demonstrated exquisite ensemble playing in their performances. From the Trio Isimsiz we will certainly hear a lot in the future.”
“There was an excellent rapport between these artists... passionate and so expressive… virtuosic playing from all the artists.”
“The trio (Isimsiz means “without a name” in Turkish) performed the Haydn with expressive delicacy… 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. ”
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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.”