Kate Moore – composer

Kate Moore 2018 portrait_Renske Vrolijk

(Photo by Renske Vrolijk 2018)

Composer Biography

Kate Moore is an Internationally acclaimed composer. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious Dutch composition award The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. Her works are performed by among others Asko|Schönberg, Bang on a Can, Icebreker, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Offspring, The Australian String Quartet and The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor. In 2018/ 19 she was Zielsverwanten composer in residence at The Muziekgebouw aan ‘Ij with her band Herz Ensemble and 2018 she composer in focus at November Music. She has been a recipient of a MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowship, a Tanglewood composition fellowship and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. She has attended the 2007 Bang on a Can summer institute and the 2003 Appeldoorn Young Composer meeting with De Ereprijs Orkest, where she was a prize-winner. She was also awarded the 2001 Franco-Australian Composition competition which allowed her to be composer in residence at the Paris Conservatoire. She holds a doctorate from the Sydney University conservatorium of Music, a masters from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and an honours degree from The Australian National University, where she received the University Medal, majoring in composition and electroacoustic composition. In 2017 her oratorio Sacred Environment was premiered at The Holland Festival Proms in The Concertgebouw and in 2018 her Requiem Lux Aeterna | VIVID was premiered for the opening concert of November Music.


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