In the last decade, Rob Moose has emerged as one of the most sought after instrumentalists and arrangers of his generation. As violinist and guitarist, Moose has toured with Antony & the Johnsons, Sufjan Stevens, Glen Hansard, Blake Mills, and Beth Orton. In 2011, he joined Bon Iver, writing arrangements and recording strings for the group’s sophomore album. Highlights of that experience include four sold-out concerts at Radio City Music Hall, an appearance on Saturday Night Live, a Gold record, and two Grammy wins for “Best New Artist” and “Best Alternative Album.” 2016's follow-up, "22, A Million" also featured Moose's strings on the opening track, as well as arrangements for saxophones throughout.
As a violinist and violist, Moose is an active recording artist, having played on nearly 400 albums by artists ranging from Alabama Shakes to John Legend to Joshua Bell, as well as appearances on Grammy Award-winning albums by The Arcade Fire and Loudon Wainwright III. Equally in demand as an arranger, his work has been performed or recorded by Paul Simon, St. Vincent, Bruce Hornsby, Kesha, The National, Renee Fleming, Sufjan Stevens and Punch Brothers. His orchestrations have been played by The Dallas, Colorado, and Indianapolis symphonies, and has been featured on multiple shows of Ben Folds’ “Declassified” series at the Kennedy Center in collaboration with Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles and Blake Mills.
In 2008, Moose co-founded yMusic, a sextet that has played at Carnegie Hall, won Time Out NY’s classical album of 2011, and been hailed by Performance Today's Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music.” It has released 3 albums of its own, and been featured on albums by Paul Simon, Bruce Hornsby, Ben Folds and Dirty Projectors, as well as a special recording of "God Only Knows" with John Legend for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.