Morrison Artists Series: Telegraph Quartet

Friday, December 4, 2015, 8:00 pm
Photo of the Telegraph Quartet standing on a hill
The 2014 Grand Prize winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition is featured in the Morrison Artists Series' annual showcase performance presenting a Bay Area ensemble of exceptional distinction. Pre-concert talk: 7pm. Master class: 2:10 - 4pm, Knuth Hall. Free.
Creative Arts Building, McKenna Theatre
May T. Morrison Chamber Music Center
SF State Box Office
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Telegraph Quartet

  • Eric Chin, violin
  • Joseph Maile, violin
  • Pei-Linf Lin, viola
  • Jeremiah Shaw, cello

Described as “intensely urgent” and “poignantly resonant,” the Telegraph Quartet received the Grand Prize of the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition for its passionate approach to standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire alike, and has gone on to perform in concert halls, music festivals and academic institutions across the United States.

Last season’s highlights featured the quartet as guest artists for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Chamber Music Masters Series, an ensemble residency with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music’s Presidio Sessions and a tour of Indiana, Michigan and Illinois, sponsored by the Fischoff Foundation. The quartet gave its first Carnegie Hall appearance earlier this season in Weill Recital Hall, and has performed on several music festivals, including the Shouse Institute at the Great Lakes Music Festival in Detroit and Robert Mann’s Quartet Seminar at the Manhattan School of Music. The Telegraph Quartet is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


  • Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809): String Quartet in C major, Op. 20, No. 2 (1772)
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894 – 1942): Five Pieces for String Quartet (1923)
  • Intermission
  • George Rochberg (1918 – 2005): Quartet No. 3 (1972)


Telegraph Quartet

Photo by Eric Chin