Dr. Richard Moore (percussionist, drummer, cimbalist) is an educator and performer who works in a variety of musical genres that includes: contemporary classical, band, orchestral, music theatre, world music, jazz, and pop/rock. He holds a PhD in Music from York University; a Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Percussion from the University of Toronto; and a Diploma in Percussion from the Hochschule für Musik (Munich, Germany).
Dr. Moore performs regularly with: Mirvish Productions, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Tafelmusik, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Toronto Concert Orchestra, 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, New Music Concerts, and the Toronto Consort. He has also appeared as cimbalom soloist at the Lincoln Center in New York City, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Dr. Moore appears on numerous CD recordings 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. As educator, Dr. Moore has been on faculty at York University since 2019 and is also Percussion Mentor for the National Academy Orchestra. He has also taught at Appleby College and the Merriam School of Music. Dr. Moore has been with The Royal Conservatory of Music Exam division since 1995.