London Symphony Orchestra appoints its youngest ever player

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18-year-old Peter Moore appointed as co-principal trombonist

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The London Symphony Orchestra has appointed 18-year-old Peter Moore as co-principal trombone - the youngest ever player to join the orchestra. 

Moore joins another eight members of the orchestra who have graduated from the LSO Academy, a project that provides young instrumentalists with the opportunity to work closely with LSO musicians in workshops and master classes.

Peter Moore became the youngest ever winner of the 2008 BBC Young Musician competition at the age of 12. He has studied with Philip Goodwin at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, and former LSO principal trombonist Ian Bousfield.

Since the competition, Moore performed extensively as a soloist with a number of renowned orchestras, including the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, Brighton Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

In 2009 he featured as a soloist at the The Slide Factory festival in Rotterdam, and in 2010 he released a recording of Edward Gregson’s Trombone Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Moore won the Wind section of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition in January 2013.

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