Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Feb 2nd 2017 to Feb 28th 2017 | Oct 3rd 2017 to Oct 31st 2017 | Oct 2nd 2018 to Oct 31st 2018
  • PRACTICE : Composer/musician
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @eric_emoe

A composer The New York Times has hailed as creating “music of winning exuberance,” Moe has received numerous grants and awards for his work, including the Lakond Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship; commissions from the Fromm and Koussevitzky Foundations and New Music USA; fellowships from the Wellesley Composer's Conference and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Bellagio, Camargo, Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, and the American Dance Festival, among others. Tri-Stan, his one-woman opera based on a text by David Foster Wallace, was praised by The New York Times as “a tour de force” that “subversively inscribes classical music into pop culture.” A recording is available from Koch International Classics. Strange Exclaiming Music (Naxos American Classics) was described by Fanfare as “wonderfully inventive, often joyful, occasionally melancholy, highly rhythmic, frequently irreverent, absolutely eclectic, and always high-octane music.” Kick & Ride (bmop/sound) was a WQXR album of the week. As a pianist, Moe has premiered and performed works by a wide variety of composers. He founded and co-directs Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge concert series. Moe studied at Princeton and U.C. Berkeley and is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music at the University of Pittsburgh. Read more at