Dr. Richard Moore, a Canadian-born drummer, percussionist, and cimbalist, studied timpani, percussion, and historic percussion (baroque timpani) under Dr. Peter Sadlo at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich, Germany. While in Germany, he also studied cimbalom under Birgit Stolzenburg at the Richard- Strauss-Konservatorium. He holds a Doctorate in Music from York University, and he received his bachelor's and master’s degrees from the University of Toronto under Dr. Russell Hartenberger and Robin Engelman from the percussion ensemble, NEXUS. Richard is currently on faculty as one of the percussion instructors at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Richard has performed on many sessions for film, television, and jingle work. His live credits include performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC and the Lincoln Center in New York City. Performances with orchestras and ensembles include Boston Musica Viva, University Musical Society - University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), McGill Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Soundstreams Canada, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Hamilton Philharmonic, Toronto Percussion Ensemble, Symphony Canada, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Opera Quebec, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Canadian Brass, Opera Atelier, Toronto Consort, Opera Hamilton, Opera Ontario, Opera Mississauga, Royal Opera Canada, Canadian Stage Company, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Elora Festival Orchestra, New Streams Symphony Orchestra, Bach Consort, Sinfonia Toronto, Numus Concerts, Arraymusic, New Music Concerts, Canadian Chamber Ensemble, True North Brass, Ensemble Noir, Brady Works, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Con.Takt, Red Sky Performance, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Stratford Festival, Penderecki String Quartet, Earshot Concerts, Mirror Image Ensemble, Tryp Tych Productions, Think Outside of the Box Productions, Pax Christi Chorale, McGill University Symphony Orchestra, and the Mississauga Chamber Music Society.
Music festival credits include: TD Toronto Jazz Festival (2019): Montreal Bach Festival (2018); Festival d’opera de Quebec (2011; Markham Jazz Festival (2008); Cool Drummings (Soundstreams Canada) 2008; Soundaxis (2008); Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity (2007 & 2008); Montreal New Music Festival (2007); Edinburgh International FringeFestival, Scotland (2006); Amnesty International, 2004; Centre Acanthes, Avignon Festival, France; Is Arti Festival, Lithuania (2004); A.Devantgarde Festival fur Neuer Musik, Germany (1997/99/2001); Murten Classics (Murten Festival), Switzerland; Columbia Composers Concerts, New York City; Aboriginal Music Days 2000, Toronto; Ergo Northlands: Canada – Finland Exchange 2002, Turku, Finland; NUMUFest; CMW (Canadian Music Week) 2003; Mississauga Arts Awards (2004); Innovations En Concert 2000; Open Ears Festival; Massey Hall New Music Festival (Made In Canada); Festival of the Sound; Huntsville Music Festival; St. Norbert’s Art Centre, African Heritage Month (2003), Sound Symposium (2004), Niagara International Chamber Music Festival (2004, 2005), Grand River Baroque Festival (2006) and the Banff Arts Festival.
Recording credits include Norton Anthology of Western Music, Toronto International Film Festival (2004); BBC 3 “Essential Classics”; Bavarian State Radio (Bayerischer Rundfunk III); Swiss National Radio (DRS II); Radio France; CBC Radio 2; Radio-Canada (CBCFrancaphone); CBC Television; CJRT FM; European Broadcasting Union; APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television); BRAVO TV; YTV, NAXOS, CBC, DOREMI, ECCLECTIC, TRIBUTARY, ECSTATIC, EURO ARTS (DVD), and ELLCHRIS music labels.
Richard performed as solo cimbalist and section percussionist under the direction of renown
composer and conductor Pierre Boulez in 2002.
Richard holds signed endorsement deals with the following companies: DW drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vater drumsticks, Majestic timpani, LP (Latin Percussion), Black Swamp Percussion, Alternate Mode (KAT percussion), Roland electronic percussion, and Protection Racket cases.
Please visit Richard’s websites at: www.richardmoore.ca and www.cimbalom.ca