In 2008, at the age of 12, Peter Moore became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 joined the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.
In 2008, at the age of 12, Peter Moore became the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 joined the prestigious BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme. He has been nominated by the Barbican as a European Concert Halls Organisation (ECHO) Rising Star during the 2018/19 season.
Over the last two years Peter has appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic, Barcelona Wind Symphony, National Youth Brass Band and Lucerne Symphony Orchestras at major venues including L’Auditori Barcelona, the Barbican and Lucerne Concert Hall.
Concert highlights have included recitals at Wigmore Hall (as soloist and with Alison Balsom), Barbican and the Hay-on-Wye Festival. Further afield he has taken part in the BBC Proms in Melbourne, the SliderAsia Festival in Hong Kong and given a recital and masterclass at the Kumho Art Hall Yonsei in Seoul.
During the 2017/18 season Peter undertakes tours of China and Columbia, gives recitals at Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall and performs Takemitsu’s Fantasma Cantos II with BBC National Orchestra of Wales. He premieres a new work by Jack White commissioned by London Music Masters in collaboration with YCAT.
Since winning BBC Young Musician, Peter has performed widely in Europe appearing as soloist with the Polish Chamber Orchestra at the Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals in Germany, and at the European trombone festival The Slide Factory in Rotterdam. He has given recitals at major venues and festival throughout the UK and toured extensively in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 his recording of the Gregson Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra was released by Chandos to critical acclaim.
Passionate about pushing the boundaries of the trombone and bringing it to a wider audience, in 2015 Peter was appointed an Ambassador for the BBC Ten Pieces project which introduces children of primary and secondary age to classical music. He is mentored by Alison Balsom as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme.
Peter studied with Philip Goodwin at Chetham’s School of Music, and with Ian Bousfield. He is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014. In 2013 he won the Wind Section of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition.
Peter is a Yamaha International Artist.
“His sumptuous rendition of Langford’s ‘Rhapsody for Trombone’ was met by the collective sound of audience jaws dropping to floor in stunned admiration.”
“Moore’s warm, slightly veiled tone was perfectly judged, and in the scherzo and adagio particularly it decorously intertwined with Balsom’s trumpet, the combination of timbres intriguingly suggesting Brahms' debt to Bach and Schütz.”
“His richly varied trombone sound stood out. From sleek, glossy tones through an airy vibrato and wafting glissandi to a real, true brass sound.”
“...gloriously played with the abandon of youth by Peter Moore ... The range of effects Gregson conceives on the trombone, no doubt thanks to his experience writing for brass bands, is breathtaking as played by Moore”
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“..this is a masterpiece. It is brilliantly written for the soloist and orchestra and yet is a thrilling piece of music in its own right. Thankfully in Peter Moore, Gregson has a soloist of the very front rank. This work is an exciting find – as is the very young soloist – and I am sure that Gregson could not have imagined his work being better played than it is here”
To book Peter contact Sue Hudson, Senior Artist Manager
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