Patrick Moore is a musician of diverse interests who performs as a chamber player, soloist, orchestral musician, and jazz improviser throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. He is also a dedicated cello teacher, and teaches at the University of St. Thomas and at the American Festival of the Arts.
As an orchestral musician, he is the Principal cellist with the Cypress Symphony and the Houston Latin American Philharmonic and is also the assistant principal cellist with Opera in the Heights. An avid chamber music player, he is the cellist of the Axiom Quartet. He also performs contemporary chamber music with the Aperio New Music Ensemble and the Foundation For Modern Music.
Patrick enjoys keeping a talented private studio as adjunct faculty at the University of St. Thomas. He also teaches with the University of St. Thomas’ Music Preparatory School where The Axiom Quartet is the string quartet in-residence. In addition, The Axiom Quartet hosts an annual String Quartet Camp during the summer. Patrick is also faculty at the American Festival for the Arts during the summer.
Patrick Moore received a Bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University, and a Master’s degree from Rice University. He has also participated in several prestigious festivals including the Round Top Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo (Japan), Manchester Music Festival, American Institute of Musical Studies in Austria, and the Quartz Mountain Music Festival. His principal teachers were Lynn Harrell, Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes, Alex Ezerman, and Barbara Haffner.
Patrick has studied jazz improvisation with Paul English and Max Dyer. He has participated in masterclasses with Brinton Smith, Carter Enyeart, Nathaniel Rosen, Norman Fischer, Timothy Eddy, Katinka Klein, and Christopher French.