In the last decade, Rob Moose has emerged as one of the most sought after instrumentalists, arrangers and producers of his generation. As violinist and guitarist, Moose has toured with Antony & the Johnsons, Sufjan Stevens, My Brightest Diamond, Beth Orton and Glen Hansard. In 2011, he joined Bon Iver, writing arrangements and recording strings for the group’s sophomore album. Highlights of that experience included sold-out concerts at Radio City Music Hall, Wembley Arena and the Sydney Opera House, appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the Colbert Report, a Gold record, and two Grammy wins for “Best New Artist” and “Best Alternative Album.”
As violinist and violist, Moose is an active recording artist, having played on over 200 albums by artists ranging from Vampire Weekend to John Legend to Joshua Bell, as well as appearances on Grammy Award-winning albums by Arcade Fire and Loudon Wainwright III. Equally in demand as an arranger, his work has been performed or recorded by Alabama Shakes, The National, tUnE-yArDs, Interpol, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Trey Anastasio, and Punch Brothers. Moose has also contributed to three Red Hot benefit albums, most recently interpreting Bach piano works as a duo with Chris Thile.
In collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, Moose made his debut as conductor and orchestrator at the Kennedy Center Opera House in 2007. He has continued in this capacity with Antony & the Johnsons on the album, Cut the World, and in venues such as Disney Hall, The Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, and Teatro Real in Madrid. Increasingly active as a producer, he recently completed two new projects: composer/songwriter Gabriel Kahane‘s album, “The Ambassador,” for Sony Masterworks and string trio, Time For Three’s self-titled debut for Universal Classics.
Moose also maintains an active career as a freelance performer in New York, highlights of which include performances with Jay-Z, Paul McCartney, Emmylou Harris, Bill Frisell and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. More recently, he has performed alongside Edgar Meyer with Alonzo King Lines Ballet, recorded the violin solo for Apple’s 30th Anniversary trailer, and collaborated in the studio with Dr. Dre.