Lloyd Moore, born in London, studied composition at Trinity College of Music with Antonín Tucapsky and Simon Bainbridge, and at Kings College London, where he passed his Masters degree with Distinction.

His earliest work is Divine Radiance for large ensemble, written in 1989 but substantially recomposed during 1996-7. The new version was premiered in 1999 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall by the London Sinfonietta under Martyn Brabbins as part of a State of the Nation weekend. Subsequent works include a one-movement string quartet, Idèe fixe, premiered by the Emperor Quartet in 1998, Fragments from a Lost Sonata for solo cello, premiered at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in 1999 and Quint for five players which has received performances at the Cheltenham and Presteigne Festivals among others and broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, Swiss Radio and the ABC in Australia.

Three Epigrams of Kathleen Raine for mezzo-ensemble and ensemble was premiered in February 2006 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Louise Mott and members of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Three Part Invention for violin and piano, commissioned by the Hampstead & Highgate Festival, was first performed in May 2006 by Alexandra Wood and Huw Watkins. His song for the NMC Songbook was the starting-point for a larger group of songs, some performed at the Royal Academy of Music in London in November 2009 by soprano Jane Irwin. Scherzino for piano, commissioned by the BBC for the 200th anniversary of Mendelssohn’s birth, was performed and broadcast in May 2009 by Andrew Zolinsky and is likewise intended to eventually form part of a series of short piano pieces. He has also recently completed a work for large orchestra, Diabolus in Musica, and a work for ensemble is currently in progress.