Lisa Moore (musician)

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Lisa Moore (born 1960) is an Australian/American internationally renowned pianist. [1]

Moore was born in Canberra, Australia, one of three children to an art historian and a prominent economist. Her early life included overseas travel, and by the age of 16, she had visited more than a dozen countries and lived in Sydney and London.[2] Moore's development as an artist can be traced to her formative years in Canberra during the 1970s. A succession of “strange and interesting people” through her childhood included the Australian painter Charles Blackman. Lisa Moore was raised in both Australia and London (1971-73). She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium from 1976-80 before moving to the USA to complete her musical training. With an Alliance Française grant Moore spent a year (1982-83) in Paris before moving back to the USA and settling in New York City in 1985.

Lisa Moore is a graduate of the University of Illinois (BMus), Eastman School of Music (MMus), and SUNY Stonybrook (DMA). Her past piano teachers include Gilbert Kalish, David Burge, Yvonne Loriod, Benjamin Kaplan, Albert Landa, Sonya Hanke, Alan Jenkins, Wilma McKeown, and Larry Sitsky.

Lisa Moore has ten solo discs (labels: Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, Irreverence Group Music, Bandcamp, Tall Poppies) with music ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass. Her 2016 disc The Stone People (Cantaloupe) – featuring the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, Frederic Rzewski, and Julia Wolfe – made both The New York Times Top Classical Albums 2016 and the 2017 Naxos Critics’ Choice listings. Lisa Moore has recorded over thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi). Her Steve Reich Music for Eighteen Musicians (Harmonia Mundi) with Ensemble Signal was listed on The New York Times Top Classical Albums 2015.

Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist. [2]



  1. ^ "Carleton College: Music: Concert Series and Events: Guest Artist Concert: Lisa Moore, piano". 2010-04-23. Retrieved 2012-09-18.
  2. ^ a b Nicholas, Jessica (16 May 2008). "Pushing back borders of music and imagination". The Age. Retrieved 4 March 2019.

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