LEANNE SULLIVAN, trumpet

Leanne Sullivan is principal trumpet with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Australia’s finest period instrument orchestra, made up of leading specialists in the performance of baroque and classical music. Leanne has appeared as a soloist with this group on a number of occasions.

Leanne Sullivan completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium graduating with Merit before studying and working in London for a period of 3 years. Leanne commenced her studies in London with soloist Graham Ashton and during this period worked with many orchestras. It was in London that Leanne was introduced to the baroque trumpet and commenced studies on this instrument.

In Australia she has performed with many of Australia’s leading orchestras including the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.. She plays principal trumpet with Pinchgut Opera and has performed as a soloist with Australian Baroque Brass. Leanne occupied the position of principal trumpet with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for many years.

In 2002, Leanne was awarded the Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for Excellence in the Performing Arts.  Under the auspices of the Fellowship, Leanne returned to Europe to further her studies in baroque trumpet.

She has played on many recordings for ABC classics with Symphony Australis and the period instrument group the Orchestra of the Antipodies, under the baton of Antony Walker. Leanne appeared as a soloist for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia’s first film and recording of Handel’s Messiah made especially for television, DVD and CD, with Cantillation and the Orchestra of the Antipodes. In 2006 she recorded and performed as a soloist in Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen with Emma Kirkby and the same group.

Leanne is active in a teaching role and lectures in trumpet at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.