Laura Moore, viola da gamba

Photo by Dave Reynolds

Laura Moore is a Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba player based in Melbourne, Australia.

In 2010, Laura completed her Bachelor of Music Performance (Cello) at the Victorian College of the Arts under the direction of Josephine Vains. During this time, she also studied Viola da Gamba with Miriam Morris. Since then, Laura has participated in lessons and masterclasses with experts such as Wieland Kuijken, Paolo Pandolfo, Les Voix Humaine, Jordi Savall and Vittorio Ghielmi.

Laura is a regular performer Australia-wide with various ensembles including Consort Eclectus and Josie and the Emeralds. She has also made guest appearances with The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Ironwood Chamber Ensemble, Latitude 37, Camerata Antica, Sydney Consort, Brisbane Baroque and numerous other early music ensembles.

As an enthusiastic continuo player, Laura has performed works such as Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, St. John’s Passion, Brandenburg Concerti, Magnificat, Rameau’s Pigmalion and other Baroque masterpieces. She has participated in many ABC recordings with ensembles such as Consort Eclectus, Josie and the Emeralds and Latitude 37. In 2010, Laura was an ABC Rising Star with fellow Viola da Gamba player, Reidun Turner.

Laura is also a passionate music educator and has worked as an accompanist and tutor for The Arts Unit, as well as tutoring at various music camps around the country.