Lisa Moore

Described as “beautiful and impassioned” (The New York Times) Lisa Moore’s playing combines music, theatre and emotional power - whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo show or the most challenging chamber score. 

Crowned "New York's queen of avant-garde piano" (The New Yorker) the Australian pianist has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians – the London Sinfonietta, Bang on a Can, Steve Reich Ensemble, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion, Signal, Australian Chamber Orchestra, TwoSense and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. Moore’s festival performances include Lincoln Center, BAM, Crash, Graz, Tanglewood, Huddersfield, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, BBC Proms, Southbank, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Israel and Warsaw.

She has released 6 solo discs (Cantaloupe, Tall Poppies) and over 30 collaborative discs (Sony, Nonesuch, DG, BMG, New World, ABC Classics, Albany, New Albion). From 1992-2008 Lisa Moore was the founding pianist for the electro-acoustic sextet Bang On A Can All-Stars - winner of Musical America's 2005 Ensemble of the Year Award. She has collaborated with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Elliot Carter and Ornette Coleman to Meredith Monk, Phillip Glass and Frederic Rzewski. As an artistic curator Moore produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival Sounds Alive ‘08 series. Moore teaches at the Yale-Norfolk Summer Festival and at Wesleyan University.

Lisa Moore appears in the following:

Notes from Down Under: Australian Keyboard Music

Monday, February 24, 2014

Pianist and new-music specialist Lisa Moore closes her Hammered! residency with a week of music exploring the thriving contemporary-music scene and pianists of her native Australia. Listen weekdays at 10 am.


Players Playback

Monday, February 17, 2014

Pianist and Hammered! guest host Lisa Moore presents a slew of recent live keyboard recordings selected by the players themselves, including Ursula Oppens, Sarah Cahill, Nico Muhly, Timo Andres and more. Listen weekdays at 10 am.

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At Fives, Sixes and Sevens

Monday, February 10, 2014

This week on Hammered! pianist and guest host Lisa Moore explore a range of musical groups in which the piano finds itself. Tune in weekdays at 10 am for piano quintets, piano sextets and piano septets composed over the past century.


Lisa Moore Takes it Outside the Box

Monday, February 03, 2014

Australian pianist Lisa Moore has performed with a slew of contemporary ensembles around the world, including the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Steve Reich Ensemble. She guest-hosts Hammered! for the month of February. Week One: the bleeding edge of experimental piano. Listen weekdays at 10 am.


Lisa Moore Offers a Dose From Down Under

Monday, August 26, 2013

Australian pianist Lisa Moore guest-hosts for Phil Kline all this week, offering a survey of her native country's new-music scene, alongside selections of traditional Aboriginal music. Listen weekdays this week at 11 am.


The Ludwig van Beethoven Complex

Monday, November 19, 2012

Pianist Lisa Moore hears Beethoven’s legacy riding through fast and clear in the work of modern masters from around Europe, Australia and North America. Hear her impressions weekdays at 10 am on Q2 Music's Hammered!. 


Palpably Organic: Keyboard Glass

Monday, September 03, 2012

Let’s face it — the piano is organic to Philip Glass. His palpable patterns ring and echo with nostalgia and exuberance. He connects directly to our emotions with those gentle triadic, undulating piano figurations and trademark harmonic changes.


From The Sublime To The Knife's Edge

Monday, May 28, 2012

It’s Hammered! time... multiplied. This week we celebrate the sound, resonance, textures, counterpoint, drive, volume and sheer hutzpah of music for two, four, five and six pianos. Former Bang on a Can pianist Lisa Moore hosts. 


Lisa Moore Hosts Hammered!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Pianist Lisa Moore hosts this week's installments of Hammered!, presenting music by composers like Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Charles Ives, Conlon Nancarrow, Philip Glass, John Adams and many others.