After earning her B.A. in international politics, economics, and business from Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan, Rie Moore worked for global corporations including Microsoft, Starbucks, and Nissan Motor in Tokyo as a marketing and communications professional prior to her move to Maryland in 2007. After a 10-year hiatus, she resumed piano lessons at age 25 while working full time in Tokyo, but her return to serious music studies did not start until 2010. Inspired by her experience at the Piano Festival by the River held by St. Mary’s College of Maryland, she began studying with Brian Ganz, a member of the piano faculty at the college, which eventually led to completing a degree in music through the college’s second bachelor’s degree program in 2019.
In 2020, she received the Regional Independent Artist Award from Maryland State Arts Council for her program As if heard from within and was selected as one of the 48 competitors to perform at the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition in 2022.
Her latest project Beyond Darkness, a prerecorded program sponsored by St. Mary’s County Arts Council, was made available online in March 2021.
Learn more at www.riemoore.com