Saturday 12 November 2016

Isimsiz Piano Trio

Mozart Piano Trio K.542
Fauré Trio Op.120
Schumann Piano Trio No.3 Op. 110



The Trio Isimsiz (Isimsiz means “without a name” in Turkish) was formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, under the guidance of Louise Hopkins, Carole Presland and Alasdair Tait.  In 2013 the Trio was selected for representation by YCAT, and in 2015 won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in 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.  Earlier this year the Trio attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.


Concert highlights in 2014 included recitals at Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Purcell Room, Sage Gateshead, Colston Hall, Brighton Dome, the Newbury Spring, Peasmarsh and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals. They collaborated with Anthony Marwood, Richard Lester and Aleksander Madzar.


Following a successful residency in Aldeburgh in 2015, the Trio return for a recital in the Britten Weekend and a further residency in 2016.  They give recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Fundacion Juan March in Madrid and throughout the UK. Further afield they make their debut in New York.


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 Petrovrepresented the UK in the European Concert Halls Organisation Rising Star series during the 2014/15 season.