Pablo Hernán Benedi
Pablo Hernán Benedí was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1991. He studied at the Padre Antonio Soler Conservatory in San Lorenzo de El Escorial with Fernando Rius and Polina Kotliarskaya, before coming to London in 2009 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno and András Keller supported by scholarships from the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Juventudes Musicales and La Caixa.
Since 2010, Pablo has been a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, formed by Alina Ibragimova, Emilie Hornlund and Claire Thirion. Chiaroscuro Quartet is been one of the young quartets with international projection of today. The quartet plays with gut strings and period bows, exploring the repertoire of classicism and early romanticism. They have given recitals in venues such as Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, Vancouver recital series, Boulez Saal, Stockholm Konzerhuse, Edinburgh Festival, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Grafenegg Festival, Sage Gasteshead, Auditorium du Louvre, Gulbenkian Foundation among others. They have collaborated with Kristian Bezuidenhout, Nicola Bladeyrou, Christian Poltera, Trevor Pinnok, Malcom Bilson and Critophe Coin. They have received numerous awards and reviews for their recordings. Since 2016 they embark on a project with the record company BIS, having recorded Haydn op.20 and op.76 and a Schubert CD with "Death and the Maiden" and they are recording Beethoven's quartet integral.
Pablo is a founding member of the Trio Isimsiz, a piano trio formed at the Guildhall School, where its three members were students. The trio has been gaining a reputation after winning the YCAT auditions and beginning to be represented by them. Winners of numerous competitions such as Trondheim, MMSF Philarmonia and Haydn Vienna, they begin to establish themselves on the UK and European stages. They have played at the Mecklenburg-Vorpomen Festival and have been residents of the Aldeburgh Centre where they return to the festival for the third time this year. They have participated in residencies and masterclasses at Prussia Cove and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, having worked with Ferenc Rados, Steven Isserlis, András Keller, András Schiff, Louise Hopkins and Anothony Marwood among others. In 2018 they received the prestigious Borletti Buitoni Trust Fellowship award, with which they commissioned the first piano trio by the renowned Francisco Coll trio, with its premiere at the CNDM in Madrid and at the Aldeburgh Festival during the 21/22 season, with several national premieres coming up.
As a soloist, Pablo has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Budapest, Royal Northern Sinfonia, London Chamber Players, Balthasar Neumann Orchestra and with the English Chamber Orchestra among others. He has also participated in festivals like “Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival” or “Lockenhaus Festival”.
Pablo also enjoys a career as a concertmaster, since November 2020 he is the concertmaster of Balthasar Neumann orchestra. He has also collaborated with orchestras as guest leader such as “Swedish Radio Orchestra”, “Concerto Budapest”, “Resonanz Ensemble”, “Royal Northern Sinfonia”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de las Baleares”, “Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia”, “Leonora Orchestra” among others, and as section leader in the “Chamber Orchestra of Europe”,“Orchestre Revolutionaire e Romantique” and “Arcangelo”.
Since joining as leader of Balthasar Neumann Orchestra, he has also become one of the professors of its academy which runs throughout the year with different seminars and projects and individual lesson with the Orchestra’s academists. In 2022 Pablo was a member of the Faculty at the prestigious intense chamber music course at the“Domaine Forget” in Canada.
Since 2016, Pablo has been a regular visiting professor at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and at the Royal College of Music in London, regularly giving masterclasses for both solo violin and chamber music. He has also participated in classes at the “Norwegian Academy of Music” and within the chamber music festival in West Cork, Bantry in Ireland. Since 2020 Pablo has been part of the faculty of the “Forum Musikae” school and will teach at the Gstaad, Zermatt Academy and Grafenegg festivals.