photo by Luigi Ciuffetelli
Anne Sullivan, harpist
Anne Sullivan began her career as a concert harpist at age
twelve when she appeared twice as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. A native of the Philadelphia area and a
graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, she is in demand as a recitalist,
chamber musician and symphonic soloist.
Her orchestral appearances have included engagements with the Baltimore
Symphony, the Delaware Symphony where she was principal harpist, the
Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra, and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. As a
chamber musician, she performs regularly with SPARX duo with flutist Joan
Sparks; Duo Parisienne with violinist Nancy Bean, former assistant concertmaster
with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and the
Easterly Chamber Players with Diane Gold Toulson, flute and Smith Toulson,
clarinet. In addition to her chamber music recordings, she has released two
solo CDs, Romantische (2007)and Break Forth (2011).
the harp instructor at the University of Delaware and at Swarthmore (PA)
College, Ms. Sullivan was a member of
the music theory faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1982-2002. She is the author and arranger of numerous
works for harp and has published a series of ear training books specifically
for the harp student. She presents
workshops to harpists across the country and is the founder and director of
Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival . Her online resource for harpists, the
website http://arsmusica.us, has podcasts, articles, downloadable courses and sheet
music designed for performers and harp students of all ages.