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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Darren plays modern trumpet, historical trumpet, and cornetto with some of the most distinguished ensembles, resulting in a varied list of groups that is quite rare.


Highlights from the past few years include playing Beethoven with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (dir. Nezet-Seguin) an extensive tour of Monteverdi's l'Orfeo with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, and performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto no.2 with both the London Handel Orchestra and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. He played in the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre production of Othello featuring Sir Mark Rylance, and went 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, Halle, 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 2021, celebrating 300 years since their composition, Darren played the Brandenburg Concertos with the London Handel Orchestra (Tilford Bach Festival, and Sligo Baroque Festival) and the Irish Baroque Orchestra (National Concert Hall). Other solo work has included working alongside award-winning organist Jeremiah Stephenson, and the award-winning soprano Christina Gansch and the Orchestra of St. John.


After studying with Tom Rainer, Darren went to the Guildhall School to do his BMus in trumpet performance (2008-12), and then a Masters degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London (2012-14) 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.