QUESTION: The defining moment that made you decide to pursue music as a career? "I can't say there's a defining moment, just that the longer I play music, the more amazing and inspiring people I meet. So I keep going."
QUOTE: "Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." — Lao Tzu
QUOTE: "Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise Man to the Divine." —Ludwig van Beethoven
QUESTION: Turning point in your career? "...when I decided to throw away the security of an orchestra job and go search for like-minded and equally foolhardy chamber musicians out in the Wild West."
Beethoven String Quartet
A major Op. 18, No. 5
String Quartet No.3 in A major Op. 41, No.3
The Telegraph Quartet, formed in 2013, won the Grand Prize in the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the prestigious Naumburg Competition in 2016.
They are passionate players of the standard chamber repertoire, and have been described by the San Francisco Classical Voice as
"...Unflaggingly outgoing, committed and creative."
And the San Francisco Chronicle as
"...An incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape...powerfully adept...with a combination of brilliance and subtlety."
They have been the winners of prestigious awards such as the Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 2016 and the grand prize of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in 2014.
The Telegraph Quartet is touring the country during 2017-2018 to share their music through education and audience engagement. We are honored that they agreed to come play for us in the Black Hills.