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Lisa Moore


Described as “brilliant and searching…beautiful and impassioned…lustrous at the keyboard” by The New York Times, Lisa Moore’s performances combine music and theatre with expressive and emotional power. Lisa Moore has released 8 solo discs, and over 30 collaborative discs.

Crowned “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” in The New Yorker this Australian virtuoso has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists throughout the globe – from the London Sinfonietta to the John Jasperse Dance Company. A Steinway artist, Lisa has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls - La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall - to name just a few. Her guest appearances at festivals include the Holland, Lincoln Center, Schleswig-Holstein, BBC Proms, Uzbekistan, Musica Ficta Lithuania, Prague Spring, Istanbul, Athens, and the Darwin Festival.

Having won the silver medal in the 1981 Rockefeller-Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition Lisa Moore moved to New York in 1985 to begin free-lancing. 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. She has also collaborated with hundreds of composers, including, John Adams, Martin Bresnick, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis.

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 was born in Canberra and raised in Australia and London (1971-73). She studied at the Sydney (NSW) Conservatorium for 4 years from 1976-80 before moving to the USA. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois (BMus) Eastman School of Music (MMus) and SUNY Stonybrook (DMA).