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Darren Moore plays trumpet and cornett for some of the world's finest ensembles, with a focus on historically informed performance practices.

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Baroque Trumpet

English Baroque Soloists

London Handel Orchestra

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Hanover Band

Irish Baroque Orchestra

Monteverdi String Band

Brecon Baroque

Elbipolis Barock


Ensemble InAlto

His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts

English Cornett and Sagbutt Ensemble

The Sixteen

La Grande Chapelle

English Baroque Soloists

Gabrieli Consort and Players

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Modern Trumpet

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

London Philharmonic Orchestra

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

RTE Symphony Orchestra

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

English National Opera

Ulster Orchestra

Rambert Dance Company

Scottish Opera

ONYX Brass

Total Brass

Irish National Opera

Aedelfrith Brass Ensemble

Darren Moore performs regularly with some of the world's finest groups. Highlights from the past few years include an extensive tour of Monteverdi's l'Orfeo (Youtube link) with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of Othello featuring Sir Mark Rylance, and a trip to the Philippines with Ensemble InAlto to perform with organist Bernard Foccroulle at the International Bamboo Organ Festival 2020.

He has appeared at some of the world's most renowned festivals including the BBC Proms, Luzern, Salzburg, Brighton Early Music Festival, Saintes Festival, and at iconic venues such as New York's Lincoln Centre, the Berlin Philharmonie, and at Hampton Court Palace. He has worked with conductors including Bernard Haitink, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Vasily Petrenko, Marin Alsop, and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.

In recitals, Darren has performed Bach's Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen with Christina Gansch and the Orchestra of St John's at the Ashmolean in Oxford, as well as various recitals with award winning organist Jeremiah Stephenson.

2021 sees more soloistic performances, in particular, celebrating the 300th year of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. In November, Darren will perform this with the Irish Baroque Orchestra at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He will also be playing Bach's Cantata 51, Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, with soprano Aisling Kenny in June 2021 (tickets are available here).


Pandemic permitting, Darren will be recording with Ensemble InAlto, and hopes also to continue giving classes on baroque trumpet to students at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

After studying with Tom Rainer, Darren went to the Guildhall School to do his BMus in trumpet performance, and then a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London where he was awarded a DipRAM for the quality of his final recital. He also took advantage of the ERASMUS Scheme by studying in The Hague, and is currently completing a second Masters Degree in cornett and historical performance with Lambert Colson at the Royal Brussels Conservatoire.