Kate Moore is an award-winning composer of new music. She creates worlds of sound for acoustic and electroacoustic media and writes instrumental music, concert music, sound installations and more. Moore specialises in creating surprising performance scenarios that feature virtuosic instrumentalists and musicians set amidst unusual and alternative performance circumstances.
Active on the international scene her works have been performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House and The Concertgebouw and international festivals including The Holland Festival, November Music, The Sydney Film Festival, The Bang on a Can Marathon, ISCM World Music Days, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, The Sonic Festival, MATA, Carlsbad festival of Music CA, Canberra International Chamber Music Festival. Her works appear on major labels including Cantaloupe, ECM, Tall Poppies, Karnatik Lab and Ensemble Klang.
She has written for organisations including The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Groot Omroepkoor, Philharmonie Zuidnederland Orkest, Slagwerk Den Haag, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, The Amsterdam Cello Octet, The New European Ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, The Bang on a Can All-Stars, Icebreaker, Crash Ensemble, The Calder Quartet, Contemporaneous, Wild Up, Grand Band, Twosense, Duo X88, Ensemble Offspring, Synergy Percussion, Ensemble Klang, Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble, Trio Scordatura, The Song Company, Ensemble Lucilin, Ensemble Syntonia, Orkest De Ereprijs among others.
She holds a doctorate from The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney 2008-2012), Masters from The Royal Conservatorium of The Hague (2002-2004), a Bachelor of Music with honours from The Canberra School of Music/ Australian Centre for Arts and Technology (Australian National University 1998-2001). In addition to her studies in composition, Moore studied cello at The Australian National University, electroacoustic composition at The Australian Centre for Arts and Technology ANU and piano privately.
Awards and prizes include The William and Mary Greve Foundation: John J. Tommaney Fellowship Tanglewood 2015, The Hague Toptalent 2012, Norton Stevens Fellowship (MacDowell Colony) 2012, De Komeet Culture Prize 2010, Dorris Burnett-Ford Scholarship University of Sydney 2008-2012, The Carlsbad Festival of Music composer prize 2010, Apeldoorn Young Composer Award 2003, Australian National University Medal 2001, ANU Honours Scholarship 2001, Franco/Australian Composition Competition 2000, Howard-Allen Memorial Prize 1998-2001, Artexpress 1997. She has been shortlisted for 2017 International Rostrum of composers and 2016 Grammy and Edison for her ECM album Dances and Canons performed by pianist Saskia Lankhoorn and produced by Manfred Eicher.
She has been a composition fellow at festivals including Tanglewood 2015, Bang On A Can Summer Festival 2007 and The Apeldoorn Young Composer Meeting 2003 and The Apeldoorn International Master-class Series 2003. She has been artist in residence at The European Ceramic Workshop (EKWC), The MacDowell Colony, Bundanon, The Bogliasco Foundation, Civitella Ranieri among others.