Peter Sullivan

Instrumental Focus

  • tenor trombone

Peter Sullivan is principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1999, following a long and fruitful tenure as solo trombone with the Montreal Symphony. Apart from his activities in Pittsburgh, Sullivan performs regularly across North America, Europe and Asia as soloist and chamber musician alongside the world’s leading brass players. He is a regular visitor to Japan, playing and teaching at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Suntory Recital Hall in Tokyo, Hamamatsu Summer Academy, as well as performing solo recitals in Osaka. In China, Sullivan is involved with the Canton International Summer Music Academy and performed and gave master classes at the Tian Jin and Beijing conservatories in April 2006. In addition to teaching at CIM, Sullivan serves on the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh; he previously taught at McGill University in Montreal and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He is a Yamaha Artist.