Australian-American pianist Lisa Moore is based in New York City where she has lived since 1985, collaborating with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists. The New York Times claims "her energy is illuminating" and the New Yorker magazine crowned her "visionary" and "New York's queen of avant-garde piano". Moore has released 5 solo discs (on Cantaloupe Music and Tall Poppies) and 30 collaborative discs (on Sony, Nonesuch, DG, CRI, BMG, Point, New World, ABC Classics and New Albion). Her solo EP "Seven" (music by Don Byron) has just been released on Cantaloupe. Two more solo EPs are scheduled for release in 2010 featuring original music by Annie Gosfield and Donnacha Dennehy.
Moore's performances combine musical and emotional power with vivid vocal theatricality--whether in the delivery of the simplest song or the most complex score. She performs music and texts ranging from Randy Newman and Leos Janacek to Oscar Wilde and Kurt Schwitters. Her shows include "ipiano: my brilliant career", "Wilde's World", "Totally Wired Piano", "Janacek, from the street" and "Musically Speaking". Recent performances of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition have been widely praised. Moore has performed at La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and has made guest appearances at festivals such as Holland, Lincoln Center, Schleswig-Holstein, BBC Proms, Israel, Warsaw, Uzbekistan, Musica Ficta Lithuania, Prague Spring, Istanbul, Athens, Taormina, Southbank's Meltdown, Dublin's Crash, Graz, Huddersfield, Scotia, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Turin, Palermo, Barcelona, Heidelberg, Berlin, Perugia, Tanglewood, Houston Da Camera, Jacob's Pillow, Aspen, Norfolk, Sandpoint, Saratoga, Victoriaville, Ojai, Other Minds, NY's Sonic Boom, BAM Next Wave, MassMoca, Bang on a Can, Keys to the Future, Healing The Divide, Adelaide, Perth, Queensland, Canberra, Sydney, Sydney's Olympic Arts, Sydney Spring and Mostly Mozart, Brisbane Biennale, and the Darwin Festival.
Moore has performed with the New York City Ballet, London Sinfonietta, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, BargeMusic, St. Lukes Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Steve Reich Ensemble, So Percussion, Don Byron Adventurers Orchestra, Signal, Da Capo Chamber Players, Paul Dresher Double Duo, Mabou Mines Theater, Susan Marshall Dance Co, Sequitur, Newband, Music at the Anthology, The Crosstown Ensemble, Australia Ensemble, Westchester Philharmonic, New York League of Composers ISCM, Newband, Alpha Centauri Ensemble, Terra Australis, Essential Music, and the John Jasperse Dance Co. As a concerto soloist she has played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Albany, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Virtuosi and the Queensland Philharmonic, under the baton of conductors Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester and Edo de Waart.
Lisa Moore won the silver medal in the Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. From 1992-2008 she was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars -- the New York based electro-acoustic sextet and winner of Musical America's 2005 "Ensemble of the Year" Award. As an artistic curator she produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival 2008 “Sounds Alive” series, importing musicians from around the world for 10 days of music making at the Street Theatre.
Lisa Moore teaches at the Yale-Norfolk New Music Workshop Summer Festival and at Wesleyan University. She was born in Canberra and raised in Australia and London. Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music and SUNY Stonybrook. For more Moore please visit www.lisamoore.org