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Peter Moore

Assoc/Prof Peter Moore

Honorary Fellow
Academic Staff (Music)

Contact details
Academic Staff (Music)
The University of Western Australia (M413)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2051
+61 8 6488 1076
Peter Moore was born in the UK and received his formal musical education at Trinity College of Music London.

After leaving college in 1972 and up till 1984 he played in many British professional orchestras as Bassoon and Contra Bassoon, but his most substantive appointment was as Co-Principal Bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. (1974 – 1984)

Peter emigrated in 1984 to Perth Western Australia, his first position here was as a Lecturer in Music based in Kalgoorlie, this was an outreach program offered by the then West Australian College of Advanced Education. In 1986 he was appointed 2nd Bassoon/Contra Bassoon with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) and in 1987 he moved to the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts as lecturer in Bassoon and member of the wind quintet Emsemble Vasse.

Peter, having received a Scottish Arts Council award, began a conducting career in 1980 which continues to flourish to this day. In 1988 he was appointed conductor and musical director for the West Australian Youth Music Association (WAYMA) a post he still holds.

In 1991 Peter became Principal Bassoon with the Australian Chamber Orchestra a position he held till 2005. At the same time, a keen interest developed in playing and researching the Baroque and Classical Bassoons to such an extent that Peter has been Principal Bassoon with The Brandenburg Orchestra for the past four years.

Also in 1991, Peter became a lecturer and later Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, this position includes being the conductor of the University Orchestra, again a position he still holds.

Peter Moore conducts and presents concerts both educational and artistic. In the past five years he has conducted for:-
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Singapore Symphony Orchestra,
The Hong Kong Sinfionetta, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and The Sydney Sinfonia. He has conducted opera for The Academy of Performing Arts Perth, as well as conducting for the West Australian Ballet.

As a bassoonist/contra bassoonist Peter has played principal on a casual basis for The West Australian Symphony, The Tasmanian Symphony and The Sydney Symphony.

Peter has also been conductor and overall musical director for the National Music Camp of Australia, run by the Australian Youth Orchestra (1999 and 2000).

In December Peter will conduct the West Australian Youth Orchestra on it’s fourth international tour, and in March 2010 he will be director of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s ‘Young Symphonists’ program.

Peter has been involved in many commercial recording projects including music for the ABC, UWA. The Australian Chamber Orchestra, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Key research
Early music and historical performance practice. Reed development for the early bassoons.
The training of musicians through rehearsal techniques, practically based through youth orchestras.
‘Discover Music with Uncle Peter’ (booklet and CD)
‘Open the door to Music’ introducing your child to music
(both with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra)

Honours and awards
The Order of Australia Medal ( for Music Education)
The Australian Centenary Medal
Bassoon/Contra Bassoon/Classical/Baroque Bassoon
Conducting, Aural and Chamber Music.
Current projects
Presentation of education concerts for primary and secondary school children
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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