Peter Moore


Born in Belfast and brought up in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, trombonist Peter Moore attended Chetham’s School of Music. At age 12 he became the youngest-ever winner of BBC Young Musician. He has performed with some of the Europe’s leading orchestras, including the BBC, London, and Lucerne Symphony orchestras, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, and Ulster Orchestra. He has also given recitals at some of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals: Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Cologne Philharmonie, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, London’s Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall, the Spoleto Festival USA, Vienna’s Musikverein and Zurich’s Tonhalle, among others. Tours have taken him as far as Australasia, China, Japan, South America, and South Korea, and from 2015–17 he was a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist.

Mr. Moore has premiered trombone works written for him by Francisco Coll (Chanson et Bagatelle, 2016), Roxanna Panufnik (When You Appear, 2018) and Dani Howard (Trombone Concerto, 2021). In 2018 he gave the U.K. premiere of Sir James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra. Recent solo highlights include performances of Takemitsu’s Fantasma Cantos II, given with Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO in both London and Japan. Last summer he made his BBC Proms debut—the first trombone soloist at the festival for nearly 20 years—performing George Walker’s Trombone Concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Moore’s debut album, Life Force, was released in June 2018. Accompanied by James Baillieu, the record features a selection of lieder arranged for trombone and piano, including Fauré’s Après une rêve, Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Brahms’ Vier ernste Gesänge, as well as works originally written for trombone, such as Arthur Pryor’s Thoughts of Love and Friedebald Gräfe’s Trombone Concerto.

In addition to performing as a soloist, Mr. Moore has been a member of the LSO since 2014, first as co-principal trombone and today as principal trombone. Upon joining he was the orchestra’s youngest-ever player. He now combines the role with duties as professor of trombone at the Royal Academy of Music.

Mr. Moore is a Getzen International Artist and performs on the Getzen 4147IB.

Peter Moore will perform with The Orchestra Now on May 19, 2024. 

Bio: Jan 2024