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David Allen Moore


David Allen Moore graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1993 where he studied with Dennis Trembly, Paul Ellison, and John Clayton.

He continued his studies in Boston, working privately with BSO principal bass Edwin Barker while performing with Boston Baroque, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston Pops Esplanade orchestra. He also performed as a substitute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 1995/96 season, after which he was a member of the Houston Symphony bass section under Christoph Eschenbach, from 1996 to 1999.

In January of 2000 David Moore became the newest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's bass section and was promoted to the 4th chair by audition in October of the same year.

He has participated in numerous festivals including Tanglewood, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and Kent/Blossom Summer Music Festival. He is an active recitalist and chamber musician, having performed in the Houston area with the Greenbriar Consortium, in Los Angeles with the Philharmonic's New Music Group, and in San Diego with the Mainly Mozart Festival.

In November of 2007 he began studies with internationally renowned double bass pedagogue and soloist François Rabbath in Paris. Moore received both the Diploma and Teaching Certificate from the Institut International Rabbath in February of 2009.

The double bass that Moore performs on with the Philharmonic is an instrument by Nicolo Gagliano made in 1735. His solo bass is a modern instrument by French luthier Christian Laborie. Moore uses bows designed especially for him by Paris bowmaker Boris Fritsch that are a unique French/German hybrid and are designed to be played either overhand or underhand.

This text is based on David Moore's page on the USC Thorton School of Music website: from which we also sourced his photograph.

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