Mad Rush Philip Glass
Prelude and Fugue in b minor (Book 1)  J.S. Bach
Sonata From the Street 1.x.1905   Leoš Janàček
Ishi's Song   Martin Bresnick

The New York Times writes ‘Lisa Moore, an Australian pianist long based in and around New York, has always been a natural, compelling storyteller’. TimeOut New York describes her as ‘the wonderfully lyrical pianist’.

Lisa Moore has nine solo discs (Cantaloupe, Orange Mountain Music, Tall Poppies) ranging from Leoš Janáçek to Philip Glass. Her latest solo disc The Stone People (Cantaloupe) features the music of John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore and Julia Wolfe.  She has recorded over thirty collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion, Starkland, Harmonia Mundi). Music for Eighteen Musicians (Harmonia Mundi) with Ensemble Signal was placed on The New York Times “Best Classical Music Recording 2015” list.

Lisa Moore collaborates with a large and diverse range of musicians, ensembles and artists – groups such as the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. She is a member of Grand Band, Ensemble Signal, TwoSense and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. 

Festival guest appearances include Lincoln Center, BAM Next Wave, Crash Dublin, Graz, Rome, Turin, Aspen, Tanglewood, Huddersfield, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Uzbekistan, Leningrad, Moscow, Lithuania, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Israel and Warsaw.

The New Yorker crowned Lisa Moore ‘New York's queen of avant-garde piano’. From 1992-2008 Lisa Moore was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars and winner of Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. Lisa has worked with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter, Philip Glass and Frederic Rzewski to Ornette Coleman, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Thurston Moore, Hannah Lash and Martin Bresnick.

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. As a concerto soloist Moore has performed with the London Sinfonietta, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Wesleyan Orchestra and Sumarsam Gamelan, Albany, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Virtuosi and the Queensland Philharmonic - under the batons of Bradley Lubman, Richard Mills, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester, Angel Gil-Ordonez and Edo de Waart.

As an artistic curator Moore produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival 2008 Sounds Alive series, importing artists from around the world for 10 days of events at the Street Theatre.

Lisa Moore grew up in Australia and London. She studied piano at the Sydney Conservatorium, the University of Illinois, Eastman School of Music, SUNY Stonybrook and in Paris with Yvonne Loriod. Lisa Moore won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition and moved to New York City in 1985. Lisa Moore teaches at Wesleyan University and at Yale’s summer Norfolk Festival New Music Workshop. She is also a regular guest at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. For more of Moore please visit



Mad Rush - A performance by Lisa Moore

Thu 25 Aug 2016 1:00pm2:00pm


Nickson Room, School of Music