Canadian-born trombonist Peter Sullivan was appointed principal trombone of the Pittsburgh Symphony in the fall of 1999, following a lengthy tenure with the Montreal Symphony. He has also performed as a soloist with both orchestras. Peter is a regular visitor to Japan, playing and teaching throughout the country. In China, he is involved with the Canton International Summer Music Academy and has performed and given masterclasses at the Tian Jin and Beijing Conservatories. He was the first prize winner in the 1990 Umea International Solo Competition in Sweden. Peter has given concerts and clinics at locations from coast to coast, including the Juilliard and Manhattan schools, Curtis Institute of Music, Glenn Gould Academy, the New World Symphony and the Banff School, and he has toured with the Summit Brass and the Music of the Baroque in Chicago. He has been heard across Canada in recital on CBC radio and on NPR. Peter serves on the faculties of Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon universities in Pittsburgh, following 15 years as adjunct professor at McGill University in Montreal.