Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore
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Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
Thu, May 11, 2017 7:00pm
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasures of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, Lou Harrison, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency


Program: The Pleasures of Being Lost

Tukiliit (2012) by John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (1990) by Lois V Vierk (b. 1951)

The pleasure of being lost (2011-12) by Jim Fox (b. 1953)

Bright Angel/Hermetic Bird, I and II (1997) by Peter Garland (b. 1952)


Tender, Infinitely Tender (2017) by Michael Byron (b. 1953)*

Martin Bartlett at the Claremont Hotel (2011) by David Mahler (b. 1944)

Among Red Mountains (2001) by John Luther Adams

Reel (1982) by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

*world premiere, commissioned by Symphony Space

The New York Times writes, "Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller." TimeOut New York describes her as a "wonderfully lyrical pianist," and The New Yorker crowned her "New York's queen of avant-garde piano."

Lisa Moore has nine solo discs (Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, Tall Poppies) ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass. Her latest solo disc, The Stone People (Cantaloupe), features the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, and Julia Wolfe.  She has recorded over thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi). Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians (Harmonia Mundi) with Ensemble Signal made The New York Times “Best Classical Music Recordings 2015” list.

Lisa Moore collaborates with a large and diverse range of musicians, ensembles and artists—groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and the American Composers Orchestra. She is a member of Grand Band, Ensemble Signal, TwoSense, and the Paul Dresher Double Duo.  

Festival guest appearances include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Banff, Gilmore, Crash Dublin, Graz, Rome, Turin, 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. 

From 1992-2008, Lisa Moore 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, Steve Reich, and Frederic Rzewski to Ornette Coleman, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, Julia Wolfe, Hannah Lash, and Martin Bresnick. 

Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist. She has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls, including La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. As a concerto soloist, Moore has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wesleyan Orchestra and Sumarsam Gamelan, Albany, La Jolla, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai, and Canberra Symphony Orchestras; as well as Monash MAPA, Philharmonia Virtuosi, and the Queensland Philharmonic. She has performed under the batons of Bradley Lubman, Steven Schick, Richard Mills, Benjamin Northey, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester, Angel Gil-Ordonez, and Edo de Waart.

As an artistic curator, Moore produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival 2008 Sounds Alive series, importing artists from around the world for 10 days of events at the Street Theatre.

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


"Here is someone who will delve without fear into the furthest reaches of piano music...and come up smiling."–The New York Times

“If you’re going to make a grand piano thunder and clang, you have to be able to do it with the elegance and fervor that pianist Lisa Moore brings to the task."–San Francisco Chronicle


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