Described by The New York Times as “brilliant and searching…beautiful and impassioned…lustrous at the keyboard” 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 released 9 solo discs (Cantaloupe Music, Orange Mountain Music and Tall Poppies) and over 30 collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, CRI, BMG, Point, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland and Harmonia Mundi). Her 9th solo disc, The Stone People, recently released on Cantaloupe, presents music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore and Julia Wolfe. Steve Reich’s Music for Eighteen Musicians (Harmonia Mundi) with Ensemble Signal recently made The New York Times “Best Classical Music Recording” list.
Crowned “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” and “visionary” in The New Yorker this Australian virtuoso has developed an unconventional career. She has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists throughout the globe – the London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, TwoSense, Steve Reich Ensemble, Paul Dresher Double Duo, Grand Band, ExhAust, Howl, So Percussion, Don Byron Adventurers Orchestra, Ensemble Signal, Le Train Bleu, Third Coast Percussion, Da Capo Chamber Players, Eighth Blackbird, American Composers Orchestra, Mabou Mines Theater, Eliot Feld, Susan Marshall Dance, Sequitur, Music at the Anthology, St. Lukes Orchestra, Australia Ensemble, Westchester Philharmonic, New York League of Composers ISCM, Alpha Centauri Ensemble, Terra Australis and the John Jasperse Dance Company.
Lisa Moore is a Steinway artist. She has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls – La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall – to name just a few. Her guest appearances at festivals include the Holland, Lincoln Center, Irving S. Gilmore, Schleswig-Holstein, BBC Proms, Israel, Warsaw, Uzbekistan, Musica Ficta Lithuania, Prague Spring, Istanbul, Athens, Taormina, Southbank’s Meltdown, Dublin’s Crash, Graz, Huddersfield, Scotia, Paris d’Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Turin, Palermo, Barcelona, Heidelberg, Berlin, Perugia, Tanglewood, Chautauqua, Gilmore, Mendocino, FENAM Sacramento, Arts and Ideas New Haven, Sundance Institute, Houston Da Camera, Jacob’s Pillow, Aspen, Norfolk, Sandpoint, Saratoga, Victoriaville, Ojai, Other Minds, Sonic Boom, BAM Next Wave, Ecstatic Music, Bang on a Can, Keys to the Future, Kettlecorn, MassMoca, Healing The Divide, Mizzou, Music 10 Blonay, Adelaide, Perth, Queensland, Canberra, Sydney, Sydney’s Olympic Arts, Sydney Spring, Sydney Mostly Mozart, Sydney Big Ideas, Brisbane Biennale, Melbourne’s Metropolis and the Darwin Festival.