The Telegraph Quartet won first prize at the Naumburg Competition — one of the leading chamber music competitions in the world — in New York City on Sept. 23. The chamber music prize includes a recital in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and a commissioned work by American composer Robert Sirota.
Established in 2013, the San Francisco-based quartet comprises violinists Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violist Pei-Ling Lin and cellist Jeremiah Shaw ’11. Shaw received his Bachelor of Music in music production and recording technology from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2011.
Past winners of the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition include the Cavatina Trio (2009), Speculum Musicae (1972), the Eroica Trio (1991), Eighth Blackbird (2000) and string quartets including the Pacifica (1998), Brentano (1995), Lark (1990), American (1974) and Emerson (1978).
Read the official press release here.
About Jeremiah Shaw
Jeremiah Shaw, cellist, has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. with various symphonies, chamber orchestras, and ensembles. Since founding the recently acclaimed Telegraph Quartet in the fall of 2013 in San Francisco, the quartet won the Grand Prize and Gold Medal at the 2014 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
As an avid chamber musician, Shaw spent multiple summers at Kneisel Hall in Maine, having the privilege of working with members of the most prestigious and influential string quartets in America, such as the Cleveland, Juilliard, and Concord String Quartets. Past festival performances include: Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Michigan, Mainly Mozart Music Festival in California, Gretna Music Festival in Pennsylvania, Music at the Gardner and LyricaFest in Massachusetts, Steans Institute at Ravinia Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival and the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Shaw has also been a member of the cello section of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Idaho since 2005.
Shaw has held faculty positions at San Diego State University School of Music, The SoCal Chamber Music Workshops in California, Chamber Music Connection in Columbus, and at Sun Valley Summer Symphony Music Workshops in Idaho. During his fellowship at New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida, he performed the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with conductor Alasdair Neale as winner of the concerto competition. Shaw holds performance degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Music Production and Recording Technology from Shenandoah University. He also had the unique opportunity of interning for the Grammy Award-winning classical music label Sono Luminus, while attaining his audio engineering degree. His principal cello teachers include Richard Aaron and Joel Krosnick.
Bio courtesy of Telegraph Quartet
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