The Telegraph Quartet was formed in September 2013 with a commitment to a passionate approach to the standard chamber music as well as contemporary and non-standard repertoires. Described alternately as “intensely urgent” and “poignantly resonant”, the Telegraph Quartet received the 2014 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition prestigious Grand Prize and has gone on to perform in concert halls, music festivals, and academic institutions across the United States. The Quartet’s past season highlights include San Francisco concerts, an ensemble residency with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, and a tour of Mid-West states of Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. The Quartet gave its first Carnegie Hall appearance earlier this season in Weill Recital Hall as guest ensemble. Its members are graduates of top conservatories and universities including The Juilliard School, The Cleveland Institute of Music, Rice University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and are based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Telegraph has also performed in numerous music festivals.
Simone Dinnerstein is a critically celebrated pianist whose thoughtful and compelling interpretations have enthralled audiences all over the world. A Brooklyn-based pianist, she gained an international audience following her remarkable success in recording Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and her concert schedule has taken her all around the world since her brilliant recital debut at Carnegie Hall's 2005 Weill Recital Hall. She appeared in venues including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Berlin Philharmonie, as well as London's Wigmore Hall. Dedicated to her community, she founded Neighborhood Classics, a concert series open to the public, hosted by New York City public schools. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School where she was a student of Peter Serkin, Simone Dinnerstein lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.