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Pablo Hernán Benedí

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Pablo Hernán Benedí was born in Madrid, where his journey with the violin began. His initial training took place at the Padre Antonio Soler Conservatory in San Lorenzo de El Escorial under the guidance of Polina Kotliarskaya. His early promise in music was evident, and in 2009, he moved to London to further his studies at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Here, he was mentored by distinguished violinists David Takeno and András Keller. Benedí’s education was supported by scholarships from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund (MMSF), Juventudes Musicales, and La Caixa. An influential figure in his development has been Gordan Nikolic, with whom he has maintained regular contact since the age of 14.

In 2010, Pablo Benedí became a member of the renowned Chiaroscuro Quartet. With this ensemble, he has performed at some of the world’s most esteemed concert venues, including London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin’s Boulez Saal, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Oji Hall, and the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. The quartet boasts an extensive discography and has received numerous accolades, notably the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2015, Germany’s most prestigious CD award.

Pablo Benedí is also a founding member of the Trio Isimsiz, established in 2011. The trio has garnered significant recognition, winning the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award Fellowship, first prize and the audience prize at the Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, and second prize at the Haydn Vienna Competition. Their future engagements include performances at the Beethoven Haus as part of the Complete Beethoven’s Chamber Music series and the complete Beethoven Trios at the Wigmore Hall in London. They are also commissioning a new trio from composer Francisco Coll.

As a soloist, Pablo Benedí has performed with several prominent orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Players, and Concerto Budapest. He is also a regular collaborator as leader or section leader with ensembles such as Arcangelo, Concerto Budapest, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and the Swedish Radio Orchestra.

Pablo Hernán Benedí performs on the “Alard” J.B. Vuillaume violin from 1851 and a 1570 Andrea Amati violin, which he plays with his quartet.

Pablo Hernán Benedí’s career is marked by his versatile performances both as a soloist and chamber musician. His contributions to the Chiaroscuro Quartet and Trio Isimsiz highlight his commitment to exploring the depth of chamber music while his solo performances demonstrate his virtuosity and expressive range. As he continues to engage with audiences worldwide, Benedí’s artistry remains a testament to his dedication and passion for music.