The Netherlands-based Australian composer Kate Moore will be the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence for 2019, the orchestra has revealed as part of its 2019 season announcement. Something of a coup for the ensemble, it will be the first Australian orchestra to feature the acclaimed composer in such a significant way. The WSO will premiere two of Moore’s works, including a new Piano Concerto commissioned by the orchestra.

Kate Moore. Photo ©  Marco Giugliarelli for the Civitella Ranieri Foundation

“I could not be more delighted that one of Australia’s emerging composer superstars Kate Moore, has agreed to be our 2019 Composer-in-Residence,” WSO Chief Conductor Dr Nicholas Milton AM said in his Artistic Director’s Message.

Winner of the Matthijs Vermeulen Prizein 2017, the most important award in Dutch music composition, and Gallop Houseresident this year, Moore has had works performed by ensembles including ASKO|Schönberg, the Bang On A Can All-Stars and Icebreaker. Her works have also been performed in venues such as the Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House, and at major festivals including the Holland Festival, ISCM World...