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American organist Daniel Sullivan practices a wide-ranging career as a performer and teacher. He has
been a featured soloist at New York City's Basically Bach Festival, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in
Charleston, and the White Mountain Musical Arts Annual Bach Festival in New Hampshire. As an
Oundle recital award-winner, he has performed in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Hexham, England. In
2008 Raven Compact Discs released his recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, and American
Record Guide wrote that "if you like the Goldberg's enough to buy more than one recording, this one
should be on your must-have list." Performing the Goldberg's as well as other solo concerts has taken
Mr. Sullivan to cities all over the United States, including San Francisco, Albuquerque, Tucson,
Prescott, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia,
Washington DC, Atlanta, Jacksonville Beach, Newark, Caspar (WY), Davenport (IA), Columbia (SC),
and Harrisburg (PA).
     Mr. Sullivan's skills and sensitive performances have earned him first and second prizes in the
Miami International, San Marino, Gruenstein Memorial, Arthur Poister, Albert Schweitzer, Cleveland-
AGO, and Twin Cities-AGO organ competitions.
     In addition to playing solo concerts, he performs collaboratively with pianist Jason Cutmore as the
New York Piano-Organ Duo and with organist Isabelle Demers as the Sullivan-Demers Two-Organ
Duo.
     The NY Piano-Organ Duo pursues standard works for this special combination of instruments by
composers such as Franck and Langlais, in addition to their own transcriptions of other music and new
works by living composers. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Cutmore have arranged Ravel's "Mother Goose
Suite" for piano-organ duet. They have concertized together in Canada and the United States, playing
at such well-known venues as Canada's Elora Festival, Cincinnati's Hyde Park United Methodist
Church, and Finney Chapel at Oberlin College. They have also played in Lacomb (Alberta),
Davenport (IA), Norwalk (CT), Saratoga Springs (NY), and White Plains (NY).
     Mr. Sullivan's work with Isabelle Demers focuses on transcribing music for performance on two
organs played at the same time. They have arranged music from Bach's Wachet Auf Cantata,
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, Beethoven's 7th Symphony, and Wagner's Tannhäuser. In 2008 the
Jacksonville AGO chapter invited them to perform for their "Organ Spectacular" celebration. They
have also performed in Roanoke (VA), Pensacola (FL), Farmington Hills (MI), and Allentown (PA).
     In 2008-2009, Mr. Sullivan was appointed to the faculty of Juilliard to design and teach an organ
literature class. While living in New York, he also taught piano and organ privately. Mr. Sullivan
earned his Mus.B. from Oberlin Conservatory, Mus.M. from Yale University, and the Artist Diploma
from The Juilliard School, where he is also completing final work for the Doctor of Musical Arts
degree. All three schools heavily subsidized his education with generous grants. His teachers have
included Paul Jacobs, Thomas Murray, and Haskell Thomson.
     Mr. Sullivan now resides in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he teaches piano at Immanuel Lutheran
High School and College; he is also one of several organists at Messiah Lutheran Church.

				
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