Lucinda Moon


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Photo: Jodie Hutchinson (2010)

Lucinda Moon graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1991 and was subsequently awarded the Willem van Otterloo and Nickson Travelling scholarships to pursue postgraduate studies in baroque violin. She undertook two periods of study at the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague with Sigiswald Kuijken, graduating in 1995.

In 1996 Lucinda was a prize winner in the Bruges Early Music Competition with Les Quatre and began her collaboration with the Stockholm-based trio, The Musicke Roome, touring Sweden, Germany, Mexico and Australia, including appearances in the Barossa Music Festival and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico and recording Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pièces de Claveçin and a live concert of eighteenth-century French music.

In addition to her position as principal violinist with the Elysium Ensemble, Lucinda has recorded and performed with the Australian groups, Chacona (Newcastle), Adelaide Baroque, Salut! Baroque and Festival Baroque Australia (Perth). She has appeared in the Adelaide Fringe, Coriole Music, Melbourne Autumn Music, Barossa Music, and Western Australia's Blackwood River Chamber Festivals. In 2010 Lucinda presented a series of three performances - Illuminations of the Heart - for the Elder Hall's Dualities series in the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

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Photo: Damon Moon

As concertmaster of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra from 1995 - 2008, Lucinda led the orchestra through its concert series and numerous recordings. She has also appeared with the orchestra as soloist, including a national tour of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’. A versatile musician, Lucinda also plays the viola d'amore and has performed on this instrument both in Australia and internationally, and played the violino piccolo part in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 on the orchestra's national tour in 1997. Lucinda also directed the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Ensemble in its inaugural performance at the Bach Festival, Armidale, NSW.

Lucinda has performed as guest concertmaster and soloist with the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Vancouver, and performed with The Orchestra of the 18th Century in the production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Les Indes Galantes in Poland and the Netherlands. She has also performed for Early Music Vanvouver in its Bach Cantata series.


Lucinda Moon: Discography

Elysium Ensemble

Venice to Versailles - Elysium Ensemble (Move Records MD 3260 - 2002)
17th-century Italian and 18th-century French instrumental music
The Bedroom of the King - Elysium Ensemble (Move Records MD 3184 - 1998)
Intimate music from the court of Versailles and the salons of Paris

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Olympia - chacona (ABC Classics)
Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), Jamie Hey (baroque cello) and Rosalind Halton (harpsichord).
Cantatas of Alessandro Scarlatti, dir. Rosalind Halton.
Venere, Adone e Amore - chacona (ABC Classics)
Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), Jamie Hey (baroque cello) and Rosalind Halton (harpsichord).
Serenatas and Cantatas by Alessandro Scarlatti, dir. Rosalind Halton.

The Musick Roome

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de clavecin en concerts - The Musicke Roome (Verburnum recordings, 1997)
Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), Keren Bruce (bass viol) and Urban Westerlund (harpsichord).
The Musicke Roome - Live recording of concert in Nävertorp Kyrka, Sweden, 12 July, 1998
Lucinda Moon (baroque violin), Keren Bruce (bass viol) and Urban Westerlund (harpsichord).
Music by Dornel, Marais, Rameau and Leclair.

Salut! Baroque

Italian Instrumental and Vocal Music from the 17th Century - Salut! baroque (Walsingham Classics, 1998)
Artistic Directors: Sally Melhuish (recorders) and Tim Blomfield (cello)
With Luke Green (harpsichord and co-director), Jane Edwards (soprano), Lucinda Moon (violin) and Marshall McGuire (double harp).
Georg Philipp Telemann (Artworks, 2002)

The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

If Love's A Sweet Passion (ABC Classics)
Theatre and masque music of 17th century London, with Sara McLiver (soprano).
Il Flauto Dolce (ABC Classics)
Vivaldi Concertos, with Genevieve Lacey (recorders).
Sanctuary (ABC Classics)
Vivaldi, D'all Abaco, Albinoni and Handel, with Kirsten Barry (oboe) and Jamie Hey (cello).