Leanne Sullivan lives in Sydney and enjoys the variety of freelance life where she is in constant demand as both a modern and baroque trumpeter. In Australia she has performed with many of Australia’s leading orchestras. Leanne has been Principal Trumpet with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since 1995 and plays Principal Trumpet with the Pinchgut Opera. She also 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 Sinfonia Australis and the period instrument group the Orchestra of the Antipodes.
Leanne is active in a teaching role and lectures in trumpet at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and as a guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
Leanne plays a Rainer Egger trumpet, after Johann Leonhard Ehe II (Nuremberg 1664-1724), made in Basel, and has played in ten Pinchgut productions so far.