DAVID ALLEN MOORE graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1993, where he studied with Dennis Trembly, Paul Ellison, and John Clayton. Moore continued his studies in Boston, working privately with BSO principal bass Edwin Barker. Moore performed as a substitute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 1995/96 season, after which he was a member of the Houston Symphony bass section from 1996 to 1999. In January of 2000 Moore joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s bass section and was promoted to the 4th chair by audition in October of the same year.
Moore is an active recitalist and chamber musician, having performed in the Houston area with the Greenbriar Consortium, in Los Angeles with the Philharmonic’s New Music Group, and in San Diego with the Mainly Mozart Festival.
Moore has been a faculty member of the USC’s Thornton School of Music since 2000, and in the fall of 2010 he joined the full-time faculty there while maintaining his position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since 2007 Moore has been a faculty member at Domaine Forget in Quebec, Canada.
In November of 2007 he began studies with internationally renowned double bass pedagogue and soloist François Rabbath in Paris. Moore received both the Diploma and Teaching Certificate from the Institut International Rabbath in February of 2009.
The double bass that Moore performs on with the Philharmonic is an instrument by Nicolo Gagliano made in 1735. His solo bass is a modern instrument by French luthier Christian Laborie. Moore uses bows designed especially for him by Paris bowmaker Boris Fritsch that are a unique French/German hybrid and are designed to be played either overhand or underhand.