Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Thu, May 11, 2017 7:00pm
Expected Run Time is 75 minutes

Lisa Moore performs a special program put together by John Luther Adams of piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency

The New York Times described Lisa Moore as “a natural, compelling storyteller” and the New Yorker crowned her “New York's queen of avant-garde piano."

Lisa Moore has collaborated with a large and diverse range of musicians, ensembles and artists – groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and So Percussion. She is a member of Ensemble Signal, TwoSense, Grand Band, and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. Lisa was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars and winner of Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. Lisa has worked with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter, Philip Glass, and Frederic Rzewski to Ornette Coleman, Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, Hannah Lash, and Martin Bresnick. Lisa’s festival guest appearances include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Crash Dublin, Graz, Aspen, Tanglewood, Huddersfield, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Uzbekistan, Leningrad, Moscow, Lithuania, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Israel, and Warsaw. 

Lisa Moore has released 8 solo discs (on Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, and Tall Poppies) and over 30 collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, and Harmonia Mundi). Her most recent solo Philip Glass disc, Mad Rush (OMM), was released in January 2015. The Stone People (Cantaloupe), featuring solo works by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, and Julia Wolfe, was released in 2016.

Lisa Moore grew up in Australia and London. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium, the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, and SUNY Stonybrook. Lisa won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition and moved to New York City in 1985. Lisa teaches at Wesleyan University and at Yale’s summer Norfolk New Music Workshop. She is also a regular guest at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.


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