We’re featuring an interview with Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and University of Southern California bass instructor David Allen Moore on the podcast this week. David also teaches bass during the summer at the Domaine Forget program in Quebec. In this interview, we chat about his early years on the instrument, teachers that have influenced him, his time in the Houston Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, challenges of learning repertoire for a professional orchestra, his studies with François Rabbath, German and French bow differences, and many other topics.
After the interview, we feature a track of David playing the Bohemian Dance from Frank Proto’s Carmen Fantasy. Enjoy!
DAVID ALLEN MOORE, the newest member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s bass section, joined the orchestra in January 2000 and was appointed to the 4th chair in October 2000. He graduated in 1993 from the University of Southern California, where he studied with Dennis Trembly, Paul Ellison, and John Clayton. Moore continued his studies in Boston, working privately with BSO principal bass Edwin Barker.
Moore performed as a substitute with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during the 1995/96 season, after which he was a member of the Houston Symphony bass section under maestro Christoph Eschenbach, from 1996 to 1999.
Moore has participated in numerous festivals including Tanglewood, the Grand Teton Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and Kent/Blossom Summer Music Festival. He is an active chamber musician, having performed in the Houston area with the Greenbriar Consortium, and in Los Angeles with the Philharmonic’s New Music Group. He was also a featured clinician at the 1999 Texas Double Bass Symposium. Moore currently is on the faculty of the University of Southern California.