The London Symphony Orchestra has appointed 18-year-old Peter Moore as co-principal trombone, the orchestra’s youngest ever member.
Belfast-born Moore was also the youngest ever winner of the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008, aged 12. He studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Philip Goodwin, and with former LSO and Vienna Philharmonic principal Ian Bousfield. He was named Northern Ireland Primary School Musician of the Year at the age of seven, where he was also solo trombone in the Newtonards Silver Band.
He has performed solo recitals at the Wigmore Hall, making his debut in 2008, and appeared as a soloist with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC Concert Orchestra. Earlier this month he was named as a new artist of the Young Classical Artists Trust.
Moore is the ninth member of the LSO who has graduated through one of the orchestra’s artist development schemes, such as its LSO Academy and LSO String Experience. Dudley Bright remains principal trombone.
Moore’s appointment follows that of Philip Cobb as joint principal trumpet in 2009, when Cobb was 21.