Biography

Canadian born drummer/percussionist Richard Moore studied timpani and percussion under Dr.Peter Sadlo at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich, Germany. He also received his bachelor and master's degrees from the University of Toronto under Dr.Russell Hartenberger and Robin Engelman of NEXUS.

Mr. Moore has performed on many sessions in film, television & jingle work. His live credits include performances with the following orchestras and ensembles: Boston Musica Viva, University Musical Society - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Soundstreams Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Hamilton Philharmonic, Symphony Canada, National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Opera Atelier, Toronto Consort, Opera Hamilton, Opera Ontario, Opera Mississauga, Royal Opera Canada, Canadian Stage Company, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Elora Festival Orchestra, New Streams Symphony Orchestra, Bach Consort, Sinfonia Toronto, Numus Concerts, Arraymusic, New Music Concerts, Canadian Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Noir, Brady Works, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Con.Takt, Red Sky Performance, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Stratford Festival, Penderecki String Quartet, Earshot Concerts, Mirror Image Ensemble, Tryp Tych Productions, Think Outside of the Box Productions, Pax Christi Chorale, McGill University Symphony Orchestra and the Mississauga Chamber Music Society.

Music festival credits include: Markham Jazz Festival (2008); Cool Drummings (Soundstreams Canada) 2008; Soundaxis (2008); Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity (2007 & 2008); Montreal New Music Festival (2007); Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, Scotland (2006); Amnesty International, 2004; Centre Acanthes, Avignon Festival, France; Is Arti Festival, Lithuania (2004); A.Devantgarde Festival fur Neuer Musik, Germany (1997/99/2001); Murten Classics (Murten Festival), Switzerland; Columbia Composers Concerts, New York City; Aboriginal Music Days 2000, Toronto; Ergo Northlands: Canada - Finland Exchange 2002, Turku, Finland; NUMUFest; CMW (Canadian Music Week) 2003; Mississauga Arts Awards (2004); Innovations En Concert 2000; Open Ears Festival; Massey Hall New Music Festival (Made In Canada); Festival of the Sound; Huntsville Music Festival; St. Norbert's Art Centre, African Heritage Month (2003), Sound Symposium (2004), Niagara International Chamber Music Festival (2004, 2005), Grand River Baroque Festival (2006) and the Banff Arts Festival. Recording credits include: Norton Anthology of Western Music, Toronto International Film Festival (2004); Bavarian State Radio (Bayerischer Rundfunk III); Swiss National Radio (DRS II); Radio France; CBC Radio 2; Radio-Canada (CBC Francaphone); CBC Television; CJRT FM; European Broadcasting Union; APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television); BRAVO TV; NAXOS, CBC, DOREMI, ECCLECTIC, TRIBUTARY, ECSTATIC, EURO ARTS (DVD) and ELLCHRIS music labels. Mr. Moore also performed as percussionist and cimbalist under composer/conductor Pierre Boulez in 2002.

ARTIST SET-UP: Germanic and Viennese 16", 17" 18" and 19" orchestral hand cymbals