Drummer and percussionist Richard Moore has been performing music since the age of 14. Being equally at home with rock, jazz, orchestral, music theatre, early music, world music and session work, his career has taken him on many tours and resulted in collaborations with many different artists.
Having received two music degrees from the University of Toronto: Bachelor's in Music Performance (1993) and a Master's degree in Music Performance (1995); as well as having received post-graduate instruction at the Hochschule for Musik in Munich (1999). In the field of jazz he has studied with: Jim Blackley, Terry Clarke, Phil Nimmons, Paul Read, Dan Bodanis and Joe LaBarbara. Richard is a PhD candidate in Ethnomusicology at York University, Toronto.
His performing credits include many sessions in film, television & jingle work. He has recorded many times for CBC Radio and television as well as recordings with: Norton Anthology of Western Music, Toronto International Film Festival (2004), Bavarian State Radio (Bayerischer Rundfunk 3), Swiss National Radio (DRS 2), Radio France, CJRT FM, European Broadcasting Union, APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television), BRAVO TV, YTV, NAXOS, CBC, DOREMI, ECCLECTIC, TRIBUTARY, ECSTATIC, EURO ARTS (DVD) and ELLCHRIS music record labels. Live performances include: Jon Anderson (YES fame), Marvin Hamlisch, Petula Clark, Marilyn McCoo, the Nylons and the Irish Three Tenors. Mr. Moore has also performed in musicals such as: The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Mama Mia, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Beauty And the Beast, The Music Man, Peter Pan, Larry's Party, Sweeney Todd, Fiddler On The Roof, The Last Empress, The Magic Of Love, Aladdin, Into the Woods, Wicked, The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cabaret, Oliver, Anne Of Green Gables, Gitango, Rob Roy, Guys and Dolls, Nunsense, The Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas, Ha' Penny Bridge, South Pacific, 9 to 5 (the musical), West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and Video Games Symphony Live. Richard was also percussionist for CBC Television's “Over The Rainbow” (2012).
Richard also performs regularly as drummer and/or percussionist with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic, The Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Toronto Philharmonia.
As actor/musician, Richard has had roles in: Take the Lead (2006) with Antonio Banderas; Molly (2006) and Talk to Me (2007) with Don Cheadle.