Peter Moore

Originally from London, Peter began his early musical life studying piano, violin and later, the bassoon.

Peter is currently the Musical Director of The Western Australian Youth Orchestra Association, and regularly conducts the symphony orchestra at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

For six years he was Lecturer in Bassoon at WAAPA and for twenty years was an Associate Professor in The School of Music at UWA.

As a bassoonist, Peter held the position of Principal Bassoon in the Australian Chamber Orchestra for 13 years, and has appeared as a guest principal with the Sydney Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras. He was previously a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He also plays classical and baroque bassoon, and was principal bassoon in the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra between 2004-2016.

Peter has conducted and presented education concerts for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Penang Philharmonic. 2020 will be his 15th year presenting Babies Proms concerts for the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

Peter was musical director for National Camp in the year 2000 and has been involved in presenting conducting programs for Symphony Australia, and chamber music programs for Musica Viva. He is also in demand as an adjudicator, and has several times been a panel member for the ABC Young Performers Competition.

Peter emigrated to Australia in 1984 and is married to professional clarinettist Lorna Cook (WASO). In 2000 he was awarded the OAM for services to music education.