Peter Moore


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During 18/19 season, Peter is an ECHO rising star (nominated by the Barbican) and gives the UK premiere of James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, during the 2018/19 season Peter gives recitals at major European Concert Halls including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Cologne Philharmonie and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. He gives the UK premiere of James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and premieres a new work by Roxanna Panufnik.

Highlights over the last year have included his US debut at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston and the International Trombone Festival, solo tours of China and Colombia, and concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra and National Orchestra of Wales. He was soloist in residence with the Black Dyke Brass Band and in 2018 Rubicon released his first solo CD with pianist James Baillieu to critical acclaim.

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 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.

As a soloist Peter has appeared 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. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall (as soloist, and with Alison Balsom), the Barbican, Hay-on-Wye Festival, the BBC Proms in Melbourne Australia and Kumho Art Hall Yonsei in Seoul.

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 a Yamaha International Artist.

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.

Press reviews

“Moore displays an eloquence and nobility that one might have though impossible except by the human voice.”

BBC Music Magazine Recording of the Month ***** / Rubicon Life Force / September 2018

“This remarkably intimate release from Peter Moore is a stunning exhibition of mature artistry...Moore’s ability to create a kaleidoscopic sound palette of deep, oily silkiness is stunning - as is his skill to play with such subtle stylistic gradations...just sheer, perceptive artistry - from first note until the last.”

4barsrest / Rubicon Life Force / June 2018

“Moore's mellifluous, almost vocal, sound is a gift for the song arrangements... The Instrument bring a satisfying bite to the last of Schumann's Opus 73... As a showcase for the trombone outside its natural habitat this is a very good thing.”

BBC Radio 3 Record Review / Rubicon Life Force / June 2018

“His sumptuous rendition of Langford’s ‘Rhapsody for Trombone’ was met by the collective sound of audience jaws dropping to floor in stunned admiration.”

4barsrest / Black Dyke Festival / April 2017

“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.”

The Times / Wigmore Hall Alison Balsom Residency / October 2016

“His richly varied trombone sound stood out. From sleek, glossy tones through an airy vibrato and wafting glissandi to a real, true brass sound.”

Neue Luzerner Zeitung / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra / March 2016

“... a soloist of the very front rank. ”

International Record Review / CHAN 10627 (Gregson Trombone Concerto) / January 2011
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