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Thalia Moore is a native of Washington D.C. She began her cello studies with Robert Hofmekler, and after only 5 years of study appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. She attended the Juilliard School of Music as a scholarship student of Lynn Harrell, and received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in 1979 and 1980. While at Juilliard, she was the recipient of the Walter and Elsie Naumberg Scholarship and won first prize in the National Arts and Letters String Competition.
Since 1982, Ms. Moore has been Associate Principal Cellist of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and in 1989 joined the cello section of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She has continued to concertize extensively, appearing as soloist at Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), Carnegie Recital Hall, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Herbst Theater (San Francisco), and San Francisco Legion of Honor, among others. She has also performed as guest artist at the Olympic Music Festival, (Seattle, Washington), the Lake Tahoe Summer Music Festival, and the Music in the Vineyards Chamber Music Festival. She is a member of the Empyrean Ensemble, with which she has recorded works by Mario Davidovsky, Maria Niederberger, Ross Bauer, and David Rakowski. Recently, she was named a Cowles Visiting Artist at Grinnell College, Iowa, and in 1999 and 2001 won election to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. This spring, Ms. Moore took a temporary leave of absence from the S.F. Ballet Orchestra to appear as Acting Principal Cellist of the Houston Grand Opera.
Carla Maria Rodrigues, Thalia Moore & Carol Isaac
Basically British IX
Basically British XI
Romancing the Voice
Basically British XIII
Melody of China with guests Earplay
Craig Reiss and the Eos Ensemble