Selected to the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival

After submitting works to the São Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival and an interview process, Keith was chosen among 20 composers from around the world to attend.  The participants will write a new work for chamber ensemble to be recorded and broadcast nation wide in Brazil! ‘Besides an incredible performance of your music, you will be surrounded by individuals who are on the cutting edge of contemporary music.  You will live in São Paulo and experience an environment that fosters and supports high artistry.  You will receive private lessons, individual coachings of your works with professional composers and ensembles, studio recordings of your works, a concert that will be broadcast in 17 different locations around Brazil on the radio and television, as well as cultural excursions to museums, concert halls, and touristic venues. Additionally, you will form lifelong relationships that will have a significant impact on your network as a composer.’


Int. Extravaganza premieres new work

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Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra

The Concertino for clarinet & chamber orchestra by Keith Moss was commissioned by the SAMRO Foundation and OSM Camerata for the first International Clarinet Extravaganza to be presented at the OSM. Eddy van Oosthuyse, internationally acclaimed clarinettist was the soloist for the premiere. Movements 1 & 2.

The first performance took place on the 6th of October


Heading to London, Uk

After wining the SAMRO Overseas scholarship, I’ve decided to use my scholarship for a series of master classes with various composers.  Setup meetings with Adam Gorb at RNCM, Jonathan Cole at the RCM, Robert Fokkens at Cardiff University and will attend the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Paz Consort to team up with the John Edwards Trio

The Paz Consort has set a new date for the premiere of Keith’s new concerto for Euphonium and orchestra.  The concert will be conducted by Keith and alongside the podium his good friend and jazz pianist, John Edwards, will join forces with the orchestra in compositions of his own as well as some arrangements.

New concerto Euphonium and Orchestra

Happy to announce that negations have completed to write a new concerto for Euphonium specialist Andrea Hobson!  Due to be performed this year.  Watch this space


After a great start in Port Elizabeth in 2010, as well as a repeat performance in Cradock, the Paz Consort will launch 2011 with an all strings concert.  Joining the string ensemble will be guitarist and lecturer at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rudi Bower.  Performing the Vivaldi double concerto for guitar and strings guitarist Wayne Simpson will join Mr Bower on stage with conductor Keith Moss at the podium.

The Paz Consort is created

After completing a Masters degree in composition at Rhodes University, Keith felt it is now ok to call himself a composer.  However saying you’re a composer and being one are two different things.  Keith put his words into action and formed the Paz Consort in order to write more, play more, do more.


Named after the Nobel Prize winning poet, Octavio Paz, Keith took his inspiration here for a new work for string sextett and cor anglais