PABLO HERNÁN, Violin
Pablo Hernán Benedí was born in Madrid, and began studying at the Padre Antonio Soler Conservatory in San Lorenzo de El Escorial with Polina Kotliarskaya. In 2009 he moved to London to continue his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno and András Keller and was supported by scholarships from the MMSF, Juventudes Musicales and La Caixa. Since the age of 14, Pablo has had regular contacts with Gordan Nikolic who helped shape and nurture his development.
In 2010 he became a member of the Chiaroscuro Quartet, with whom he has performed in major concert halls such as London´s Wigmore Hall, New York´s Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin´s Boulez Saal, Amsterdam´s Concertgebouw, Tokio´s Oji Hall and Auditorio Nacional in Madrid. They have an extended discography and have been awarded numerous prizes including the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2015, which is the most prestigious CD Award in Germany.
Pablo is also a founding member of the Trio Isimsiz which was formed in 2011. Currently winners of the Bortletti Buitoni Award Fellowship, The Trio has also won 1st prize and the audience prize at the Trondheim International chamber music competition and 2nd prize at the Haydn Vienna Competition. Upcoming engagements include performances at the Beethoven Haus as part of their Complete Beethoven’s Chamber music series and the complete Beethoven Trios at the Wigmore Hall in London. Furthermore, they are also commisioning Francisco Coll´s first trio.
As a soloist Pablo has performed with the Philarmonia, London Chamber Players and Concerto Budapest amongst others. He also regularly works as leader or section leader with Arcangelo, Concerto Budapest, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Swedish Radio Orchestra.
Pablo performs on the “Alard” J.B Vuillaume from 1851, and a 1570 Andrea Amati with his quartet.