DAVID ALLEN MOORE has been 4th Chair Bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2000. Prior to that he was a member of the Houston Symphony from 1996-1999 under maestro Christoph Eschenbach. He is currently in demand internationally as a Guest Principal and has performed with the Helsinki Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic, including Zubin Mehta’s farewell European tour.
Moore is the author of “Fractal Fingering: A scalable concept of fingerboard geography for the double bass”. It is currently a required text at Rice University, Northwestern University, Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College, and Peabody Conservatory.
David has been has been a faculty member of the USC Thornton School of Music since 2000, and in the Fall of 2010 he joined the full-time faculty there while maintaining his position in the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Since 2007 Moore has been a faculty member at Domaine Forget in Quebec, Canada. David is also a Faculty Artist at DiscoverDoubleBass.com where his online course have received wide acclaim. His students occupy positions in orchestras in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
Moore is an active recitalist and chamber musician, having performed in the Houston area with the Greenbriar Consortium, in Los Angeles with the Philharmonic’s New Music Group, and in San Diego with the Mainly Mozart Festival.
In November of 2007 he began studies with internationally renowned double bass pedagogue and soloist François Rabbath in Paris. Moore received both the Diploma and Teaching Certificate from the Institut International Rabbath in February of 2009.
The double bass that Moore performs on with the Philharmonic is an instrument by Nicolo Gagliano made in 1735. He also performs on modern instruments by Daniel Hachez and Chris Savino. Moore uses bows designed especially for him by Paris bowmaker Boris Fritsch that are a unique French/German hybrid and are designed to be played either overhand or underhand, as well as traditional German bows by Canadian maker Bernard Walke.