EDUCATIONPhD, York University
AREAS OF EXPERTISEPercussion
PhD, York University; Master’s, University of Munich; Bachelor’s, University of Toronto.
Dr. Richard Moore (ethnomusicologist, percussionist, drummer, cimbalist) is an educator and performer who works in a variety of music genres, including: contemporary classical, band, orchestral, music theatre, world music, jazz, and pop/rock.
He performs regularly with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Tafelmusik, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Toronto Concert Orchestra, Mirvish Productions, and Drayton Entertainment. As cimbalom soloist, Dr. Moore has performed with Boston Music Viva, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Esprit Orchestra, Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and New Music Concerts. He has also appeared as cimbalom soloist at the Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Ongoing academic research projects include: the folk and classical repertoire of the Hungarian cimbalom; West African drumming, dancing, and singing (Ghanian/Ewe); the folkloric music of Cuba; North Indian tabla (Benares/Lucknow); music of Uganda and Zimbabwe. Along with his First Nations wife, Barbara (Croall) Assiginaak, O Ont, Dr. Moore works closely with Indigenous artists, singers, dancers, and musicians in the community based projects of Ms. Assiginaak’s.
Dr. Moore has appeared on numerous CD projects and documentary films. As an in-demand cimbalom and hammered dulcimer specialist, he works with a variety of composers internationally in the video game and film industries. He has toured extensively in Germany, France, Lithuania, Finland, Switzerland, Canada and the US.
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