Carla Moore

“Carla Moore…brilliant on (the) violin” —The Oregonian

About Carla

Carla Moore is one of America’s foremost Baroque violinists acclaimed for her stylish and virtuosic playing. A First Prize winner of the Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music, she is co-concertmaster of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (San Francisco), of which she has been a member for over twenty years.  She is also concertmaster of Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon) and a founder and co-director of Archetti Baroque String Ensemble, a conductor-less Baroque string band, which recently released its first CD on the Centaur label.

Carla has served as concertmaster and performed as soloist with Pacific Baroque Orchestra (Vancouver, British Columbia), Santa Fe Pro Musica (New Mexico), Musica Angelica (Los Angeles), Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado (Denver) and American Bach Soloists (San Francisco). As a chamber musician, she has recorded seven critically acclaimed CDs with the ensemble Music’s Re-creation and three with Voices of Music, including her own interpretation of violin sonatas by J. S. Bach. Her videos with Voices of Music have been viewed by millions worldwide on Youtube.

Prior to establishing herself as one of the Bay Area’s foremost period violinists, Carla lived in New York City, where she performed and toured with groups including Tafelmusik (Toronto), London Classical Players under Sir Roger Norrington, Handel and Haydn Society with Christopher Hogwood (Boston), and the Smithsonian Chamber Players (Washington D.C.). She has performed at the Carmel and Oregon Bach Festivals, the Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals, the San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and the International Handel Festival in Göttingen, Germany.

Residing in Oakland, California, Carla teaches baroque violin and viola at  the University of California, Berkeley, where she has directed the University Baroque Ensemble. She has also taught at the Amherst Early Music Festival (Connecticut). Carla received her undergraduate training from the University of Southern California and earned a Master’s of Music with Distinction from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute where she studied with Stanley Ritchie. In her free time, Carla enjoys hiking with her husband, a composer and high school music teacher, and her two grown children.