Gillian Moore was born in 1959 in Glasgow, Scotland.
She studied music at the University of Glasgow in Glasgow, Scotland; the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the University of York in York, North Yorkshire, England.
From 1983 to 1993, she was the Education Officer with the London Sinfoinietta in London, England.
She was the Head of Education at the South Bank Centre in London, England in 1993.
She was the Artistic Director for the ISCM World Music Day in Manchester, England in 1998.
She was Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music in London, England.
She was awarded the 1991 Sir Charles Groves Award for her services to British Music.
She was awarded an Honorary Member of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England in 1992.
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1994 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to music.
In 1994, she was awarded the Arts Council Artists' Development Award at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
She was awarded the ABO Award in 1998 for contribution to British orchestral life and was elected a Fellow to the Royal College of Music in 2000.
London, England with two children, Hamish and Rosa. [April 2010]
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to music. She is the Director of Music at the Southbank Centre in London, England.