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Australian pianist Lisa Moore has been described as “brilliant and searching” (The New York Times) and “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker). She has collaborated with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists – the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Composers Orchestra, Sō Percussion, TwoSense, Da Capo Chamber Players, and Ensemble Signal. Her festival appearance highlights include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Big Ears, Gilmore, Chautauqua, Crash, Graz, Tanglewood, Paris d’Automne, Shanghai, BBC Proms, Adelaide, Sydney, Spoleto, Israel, Wien Modern, and Warsaw. Moore has released ten solo discs (Orange Mountain Music, Cantaloupe Music, Tall Poppies, Irreverence Group Music, Bandcamp), and more than 30 ensemble discs (Sony, Nonesuch, Deutsche Gramophone, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi, New Albion). Her 2016 solo disc The Stone People (Cantaloupe) was listed on The New York Times Top Classical Albums 2016, and the 2017 Naxos Critics’ Choice.
Moore won the Silver Medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. From 1992 through 2008 she was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars, winner of Musical America’s2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. She has premiered over 200 works, working with composers including Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter, Frederic Rzewski, Ornette Coleman, Meredith Monk, Missy Mazzoli, and Martin Bresnick. As an artistic curator Moore designed Australia’s Canberra International Music Festival Sounds Alive ’08 series. She is a regular guest at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. Moore holds music degrees from the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, and SUNY Stonybrook (where she studied with Gilbert Kalish). Lisa Moore is a Steinway Artist.