The ensemble will take up the post from the 2017-18 season for a period of three years
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has named the Telegraph Quartet as its next quartet-in-residence. The ensemble will take up the post from the 2017-18 season for a period of three years.
In addition to giving SFCM concerts, the quartet members will coach undergraduates in chamber music performance and work with young soloists and chamber musicians in SFCM's pre-college division.
'It means so much to us to be able to continue the tradition of excellent chamber music for which SFCM is so renowned,' said Telegraph violinist Joseph Maile. 'We are indebted to our mentors, many of whom were and are chamber music faculty at the conservatory, for their guidance and spirit, and our mission is to pass on, in our own way, that passion and knowledge of chamber music as it was passed down to us.'
Formed in 2013, the Telegraph Quartet - violinists Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violist Pei-Ling Lin and cellist Jeremiah Shaw - won the Walter W Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 2016 and the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014. Three of the ensemble's members - Chin, Lin and Maile - are graduates of SFCM, while Lin and Maile are currently on the conservatory's teaching faculty.
Previous ensembles-in-residence at SFCM have included the Alma Trio, Francesco Trio and Griller Quartet.