David Moore studied the cello with Leonard Rose as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School, where he graduated with an MS. He studied for a Ph.D in musicology at the graduate school at NYU, finishing all but the dissertation. He also plays the viola da gamba, which he studied with John Hsu. He has given two cello recitals at Weill Recital Hall, and played for four years with the Kohon String Quartet, with whom he recorded the Schoenberg quartets and the album The Early String Quartet in America for Vox records. For several years he was cellist in the Rosewood Ensemble in Queens. He appears as soloist on recordings, mostly of contemporary music, for Orion, CRI, and Opus One records.
He has taught cello and classes on various subjects at York College of CUNY, at Mercy College, and at William Paterson University. He has taught cello and related classes at the Brooklyn-Queens Conservatory, at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY, and at the Tappan Art & Music Conservatory.
Mr. Moore is principal cello in the Queens Symphony, a position he has held since 1975, was principal cellist of the Wayne Chamber Symphony for 10 years and presently plays principal in the Gateway Opera Company. He has played in several Broadway shows, including ten years in the Broadway production of Les Miserables. He is also a writer of record reviews for the American Record Guide since 1969 and contributed articles on more than 60 composers to the 2002 book of comparative record reviews, Classical Music. He also writes concert reviews for Musical America.