Dominic Moore

Violin

Dominic Moore began learning the violin with Pamela Spofforth at the age of 8. He later won scholarships to Winchester College and the Royal College of Music studying the violin with Itzhak Rashkovsky, and also the piano as a joint first study with Peter Element. From the ages of 8-18 he attended Pro Corda, Europe’s leading chamber music school, where he has since returned to coach regularly on the courses.

He has appeared as leader with the Ulster Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Presteigne Festival Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and is co-leader of the West End production of Phantom of the Opera. Dominic has recorded many soundtracks for film and TV, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Dr Who, Miss Marple, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife and Poldark.

Dominic co-founded the St. George’s Chamber Orchestra, based in Beckenham, in 2004 and has been their musical director since 2008. As well as directing and leading the orchestra he frequently appears as soloist. Solo performances have included the Beethoven violin concerto, Mozart’s A major concerto and the Sinfonia Concertante with the LSO’s principal viola Edward Vanderspar. Later this year he will perform Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto with the orchestra. Dominic also made an unexpected conducting debut in October 2008, at very short notice, in a performance of Copland’s clarinet concerto with the clarinettist Jon Carnac, followed by a full debut in May 2011.

As a soloist, Dominic has recorded a CD entitled Cafe Music with the pianist Daniel Becker for Persephone Books. The disc was brilliantly received, being broadcast several times on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and was described by Classic FM magazine as ‘playing of grace and zest’.

Dominic plays an extremely rare Spanish violin by Marianus Ortega, thought to be the only surviving example of the maker’s work. The violin is featured in a recently published book entitled ‘The Golden Age of Violin Making in Spain’. He is immensely grateful to the Countess of Munster, Abbado and Ian Fleming Trusts and the Musicians Loan Fund for help with acquiring his violin.

Spoken language: English

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