About

Jeff Moore is a composer for children and professionals based in the UK.

His music has been performed by musicians such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, François-Xavier Roth, Kristjan Järvi, Tasmin Little, Simon Blendis, the London Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, and members of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia.

In 2014, Jeff was invited to conduct his pieces The Gypsy’s Violin and The Sea and the Sky with 200 young musicians in Chile, many of whom subsequently recorded the first CD of his work. More recently, 400 young string players performed Fiddler’s Hill at the Royal Albert Hall.  In 2012, the London Symphony Orchestra commissioned Jeff’s first orchestral work with children, River Journey, which was premiered in the Barbican with conductor Kristjan Järvi.

He has also composed for theatre, including three shows for Chichester Festival Youth Theatre and a Christmas musical for St. John’s Smith Square. Current writing projects include a community piece to be premiered in the newly reopened Fairfield Halls by the London Mozart Players and massed young musicians from the borough of Croydon.

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Part czardas, part hoe-down, it was nervy with asymmetrical rhythms, pounding tutti chords, and a devilish solo cadenza. It challenged and rewarded every player, and by the look of it, every audience member too.

Hilary Finch

The Times Online

In addition to his composing, Jeff enjoys a varied musical life as a violinist, pianist and accordionist.

He has worked as Music Director for productions with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep and the National Theatre, and has played with many of Britain’s finest orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, London Mozart Players, English National Opera, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as well as the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

Media

TITLE: The Sea and the Sky

PERFORMERS: Mathilde Homer (Violin), Lily Cooper (Cello), Children’s String Ensemble led by Trish Calnan, Jupiter Chamber Orchestra, Jeff Moore (conductor)

TITLE: The Lighthouse

PERFORMERS: Jeff Moore (Violin), Yshani Perinpanayagam (Piano)

TITLE: The making of “CIFAN plays Jeff Moore”

PERFORMERS: Orquesta Infantil y Juvenil CIFAN, Pablo Matamala (conductor)

TITLE: Fiddler’s Hill

PERFORMERS: Superstrings and The Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra, Timothy Redmond (conductor)

TITLE: The Gypsy’s Violin

PERFORMERS: Superstrings and The Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra, Timothy Redmond (conductor)

Works

Take Time

Take Time

for chamber orchestra and massed children' orchestras and singers. Lyrics by Anna Moody. Duration 15 minutes. World premiere on 27th September 2019 in Fairfield Halls, Croydon Take Time is a piece designed to bring together musicians of all ages, abilities and...

Forest Dances

Forest Dances

for solo violin, strings (children with professionals) and optional percussion.  Duration 20 minutes. Forest Dances was co-commissioned by Wiltshire Music Centre and The Superstrings Club and was premiered on the 25th and 26th August 2017 at Wiltshire...

Fiddler’s Hill

Fiddler’s Hill

for strings (children with professionals).  Duration 12 minutes. Fiddler’s Hill was commissioned by Superstrings and the friends of the Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.  The...

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

for violin and piano.  Duration 15 minutes.  First performance St Paul's Church Chiswick, 9th June 2013 by Jeff Moore (violin) and Yshani Perinpanayagam (piano)   Programme Note I composed The Lighthouse for two specific concerts, both in wonderful buildings (St....

River Journey

River Journey

for symphony orchestra with primary school children.  (Also, a version for symphony orchestra alone).  Duration 20 minutes. River Journey was commissioned by the LSO with generous support from John Stephens OBE. It was first performed in the Barbican by...

The Sea and the Sky

The Sea and the Sky

for strings (children with professionals) and optional percussion.  Duration 11 minutes. The Sea and the Sky was commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra for Take a Bow in LSO St. Luke’s (June 2011) and Paris (November 2011) conducted by François-Xavier Roth....

The Gypsy’s Violin

The Gypsy’s Violin

for strings (children with professionals) and optional percussion. Duration 15 minutes. The Gypsy’s Violin was commissioned by Superstrings with funds generously provided by Awards for All and Youth Music. It was first performed by Super Strings and Sarum Orchestra at...

Schedule

Date and Time:

27th September 2019

Location: Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Piece: Take Time (World Premiere)

Performers:  London Mozart Players with Croydon Music and Arts

Date and Time:

27th October 2019

Location: Michael Hall School

Kidbrooke Park
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5JA

 

Piece: Take Time 

Performers:  London Mozart Players

Recordings

CIFAN plays Jeff Moore

Orquestra Infantil y Juvenil CIFAN

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