Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist, and has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls — La Scala, Musikverein, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. Her guest appearances at festivals include Holland, Lincoln Center, BBC Proms, Tanglewood, Sundance Institute, Houston Da Camera, Jacob’s Pillow, Aspen, BAM Next Wave, Ecstatic Music, Bang on a Can, Melbourne’s Metropolis, and more. As an artistic curator, Lisa Moore produced Australia’s Canberra International Music Festival 2008 Sounds Alive series.
After winning the silver medal in the 1981 Rockefeller-Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition, Lisa Moore moved to New York in 1985 to begin freelancing. She was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars, New York’s lauded electro-acoustic sextet, and performed with them from 1992-2008.
Passionately dedicated to the music of our time, Lisa has premiered hundreds of new works and collaborated with composers such as John Adams, Martin Bresnick, Phillip Glass, Elena Kats-Chernin, David Lang, Kate Moore, Thurston Moore, Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, and Iannis Xenakis. She periodically hosts New York Public Radio’s WQXR Q2 show, Hammered!
New projects inspire the searching nature of Lisa Moore’s imaginative creativity. Recent projects include Dean-Moore-Dean Trio concerts with brothers Brett and Paul Dean; Grand Band, a piano sextet featuring some of the finest pianists in New York; and TwoSense, a commissioning cello (with Ashley Bathgate) and piano duo dedicated to expanding the chamber music repertoire.
In addition to teaching piano at Wesleyan University and coaching at the Yale-Norfolk Festival New Music Workshop, Lisa Moore makes regular guest teaching appearances at conservatories around the world. Past residencies include Royal Academy of Music (London), Eastman School of Music, Sydney and Queensland Conservatoriums, Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, and the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne.
Lisa Moore was born in Canberra and raised in both Australia and London. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium before transferring to the USA to complete her degrees. Moore spent a year in Paris with Yvonne Loriod before settling in New York City in 1985. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois (BM), Eastman School of Music (MM), and SUNY Stonybrook (DMA).