Kate Moore


Kate Moore is an internationally acclaimed composer. In 2017 Moore was awarded one of the most prestigious Dutch composition awards, the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize. Her works have been performed by among others Asko|Schönberg, Bang on a Can, Icebreker, Slagwerk Den Haag, Ensemble Offspring, The Australian String Quartet and The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Groot Omroepkoor.

She has been a recipient of several fellowships and winner of composition awards such as the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo fellowship and a Tanglewood composition fellowship and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. In 2007, she attended the Bang on a Can summer institute and in 2003 Appeldoorn Young Composer meeting with De Ereprijs Orkest, where she was a prize-winner. She was also awarded the 2001 Franco-Australian Composition competition which allowed her to be composer in residence at the Paris Conservatoire.

In 2018/ 19 she was composer in residence “Zielsverwant” at The Muziekgebouw aan ‘IJ with her band Herz Ensemble and in 2018 she was composer in focus at November Music. In 2017 her oratorio Sacred Environment was premiered at The Holland Festival Proms in The Concertgebouw and in December 2020 the first part of her song cylce Isabella (Lamento) was premiered at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam.

Moore holds a doctorate from the Sydney University conservatorium of Music, a masters from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and an honours degree from The Australian National University, where she received the University Medal, majoring in composition and electroacoustic composition.