Damian Rivers-Moore first played horn with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra nine years ago. He was pulled back and forth between the South and the North for the next few years, with the North winning out six years ago. He is now proud to have made a home here for himself, his wife, and his two Thunder Babies. Damian received his music performance degree from the Glenn Gould Professional School in Toronto where he studied with Christopher Gongos. Damian also trained with Derek Conrod at the University of Western Ontario and John Milner at La Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal. While away from his adopted home, Damian has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Operetta Theatre, the String and Wind Virtuosos of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra. His first professional job was as First Horn with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Peoples Republic of China. Damian is also an active chamber musician. He is a member of the Tamarak Wind Quintet and Thunder Brass and recently has performed several concerts with organist Karen Holmes. He was delighted to premiere a new Sonata for Horn and Organ by Rachel Lauren at the 2011 conference for the Royal Canadian College of Organists in Hamilton.