“Lisa Moore’s exquisite solo piano performance was a new dimension for Big Ears…"

Knoxville Mercury

"The New York-based Australian pianist Lisa Moore

is a tightrope-walker, a daredevil."

Jayson Greene, Pitchfork

"New York’s queen of avant-garde piano"

The New Yorker

She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician,

one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers

to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas

She can play them all.

Jayson Greene, Pitchfork

"Here is someone who will delve without fear

into the furthest reaches of piano music

...and come up smiling.

Her relentless curiosity and absolute commitment

have served her well"

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times

"Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based

in and around New York, has always been a

natural, compelling storyteller"

The New York Times

Gotham’s go-to pianist for new music...

for me, Lisa Moore...serves as éminence grise

The New Yorker

"Ms. Moore phrased with a breath-like lyricism

in the introduction and finale;

between those points she showed her capacity for illuminating character

Steve Smith The New York Times

"Moore played with an urgency that produced a palpable poignancy,

She was deeply sympathetic, not only to the technique

and formal sound of his music, the also the

rich, haunting, humane expression."

George Grella (New York Classical Review)

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Biography

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 – whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo recital or a fiendish chamber score. Pitchfork writes “She’s the best kind of contemporary classical musician, one so fearsomely game that she inspires composers to offer her their most wildly unplayable ideas”.

Lisa Moore has ten solo discs (Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, IGM, Tall Poppies) ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass as well as solo digital recordings on Bandcamp. Her 2016 CD The Stone People (Cantaloupe), featuring the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, Frederic Rzewski, and Julia Wolfe, made The New York Times Top Classical Albums of 2016 and the 2017 Naxos Critics’ Choice. Lisa 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 made The New York Times Top Classical Albums of 2015 list.

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Schedule & Concerts

Current Season

  1. NPR “Tiny Desk” concert – music by Jonny Greenwood

    January 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. TwoSense play at Cal State Uni Fullerton

    February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Solo Show NYC – hosted by Blueprints and Metropolis

    April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Available Programs

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Projects

Lisa Moore in action

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For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise
Bresnick / Moore / Blake

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