Darren Moore plays trumpet and cornetto for some of the world's finest ensembles, with a focus on historically informed performance practices.
"Before we sang we spoke,
Before we danced we walked,
Before we wrote we told stories,
Before we told stories we lived.
Those songs, dances and writings allow us to speak to one another across generations"
Over the last few years, Darren has played Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no.2 with the
Irish Baroque Orchestra (dir. Peter Whelan), Beethoven symphonies with the
Chamber Orchestra of Europe (dir. Nezet-Seguin), Tchaikovsky's Symphony no.5
with the BBC Philharmonic, and a good few Monteverdi Vespers (1610) with various groups
including HMSC and Capella Mediterranea.
He is looking forward to playing his first Mahler 5 with the NSO in Dublin, September 2022.
Darren was awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians' award for Outreach in 2017, recognising his significant delivery of meaningful musical workshops with trombonist Matt Lewis at schools in London where opportunities to play music were not often as easy as they could be. That same year, he went on an unforgettable tour across Europe and to the USA for Sir John Eliot Gardiner's production of Monteverdi's l'Orfeo.
Darren has also appeared at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in a production of Othello that
involved dancing with Sir Mark Rylance and Andre Holland. As well as developing his
volleyball skills in the pre-show warm-ups, the whole experience led to his
questionable decision to learn the bagpipes....
Darren is delighted to have been appointed an Assistant Lecturer at the Royal Irish Academy of Music,
adding to his work there as a guest teacher of natural trumpet.
Upcoming productions in autumn 2022:
(Palais de Versailles, France)
(St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin)