Trio Isimsiz welcome cellist Edvard Pogossian

24 March 2022

The award-winning Trio Isimsiz are delighted to welcome their newly-appointed cellist Edvard Pogossian, who permanently joins violinist Pablo Hernán Benedí and pianist Erdem Misirlioglu.

Recent invitations include Wigmore Hall in London, L'Auditori in Barcelona, the Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Beethovenhaus Bonn, and the Hannover Chamber Music Society. In January 2022, the Trio gave the world premiere of Francisco Coll's new piano trio at Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical in Madrid in which the "prodigious" Trio "shone" according to Spanish national newspaper El País. Upcoming performances include the Trio's return to the Aldeburgh Festival for the UK premiere of Coll's piano trio, and the recording of their third album with Rubicon Classics.

On the new appointment, the Trio write:

"It is a real pleasure to welcome Edvard Pogossian to our trio. His sensitivity and deeply felt musicianship make him a joy to work with and we look forward to embarking upon exciting upcoming projects together." (Pablo Hernán Benedí and Erdem Misirlioglu)
"I’m very excited to join this trio with Erdem and Pablo, two great friends and wonderful musicians. Looking very much forward to our musical journey together!” (Edvard Pogossian)

Edvard Pogossian (cello) is a graduate of the Juilliard School studying with Natasha Brofsky, and of Royal College of Music with Richard Lester. As the winner of the Juilliard Concerto Competition, Edvard performed the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations at David Geffen Hall in New York and at the Harris Theater in Chicago with the Juilliard Orchestra under the direction of Itzhak Perlman. The Chicago Tribune praised Edvard’s performance for his “astonishing musical and technical maturity,” as well as his “winning lightness of touch to everything he played, combined with a velvety tone.”

Formed in 2009 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, in 2015 Trio Isimsiz won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Trondheim Competition, and in 2017 2nd Prize at the Haydn Competition in Vienna. The Trio was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) between 2013 and 2018, and in February 2018 won a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship Award.

Visit Trio Isimsiz's website here.

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