Isabella Moore (singer)

Isabella Moore
NationalityNew Zealander
Notable awardsLexus Song Quest

Isabella Moore is a New Zealand soprano singer.


Moore is of Samoan heritage and was born in New Zealand. She has a Bachelor of Music and Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Performance from the New Zealand School of Music. Under the tutelage of Dennis O’Neill and Nuccia Focile she has studied Advanced Vocal Performance at the Wales International Academy of Voice.[1] To support her studies with Dennis O’Neill, Moore won the Dame Malvina Major Foundation Arts Excellence Award (Wellington region).[2]


In 2012 she won the Iosefa Enari Memorial Award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards.[3]

In 2014 she won the Lexus Song Quest[1] and in 2012 awards she was a semi-finalist and won the Radio New Zealand listeners' choice award.[4][5]

In 2014 she was a finalist in the IFAC Australian Singing Competition[6] and won the Marianne Mathy Scholarship.[7]

In 2017 she was selected by the Houston Grand Opera as a semifinalist in the 29th Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias.[8]


  1. "Lexus Song Quest 2014". Lexus New Zealand. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. "Arts Excellence Awards". Dame Malvina Major. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  3. "Arts Pasifika Awards". Creative New Zealand. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  4. "Ponifasio takes top honour at Arts Pasifika awards". Radio New Zealand. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  5. "Lexus Song Quest winner". The Big Idea. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  6. "2014 Prizes and Opportunities" (PDF). IFAC Australian Singing Competition. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  7. "Winners & Finalists". IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  8. "New heights for Samoan opera singer Isabella Moore - Samoa Planet". Samoa Planet. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 7 December 2017.

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