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Associate Principal

David Sullivan

David Sullivan was appointed associate principal horn of the Kansas City Symphony in June 2009. A native of Kentucky, he received his bachelor’s degree in horn performance from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music, earning both with summa cum laude distinction. He has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the latter of which he is also co-principal horn. In the summer, he performs orchestral and chamber music as co-principal horn of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Verbier, Switzerland. His major teachers include Erik Ralske and David G. Elliott.


David Sullivan

David Sullivan was appointed associate principal horn of the Kansas City Symphony in June 2009. A native of Kentucky, he received his bachelor’s degree in horn performance from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree in orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music, earning both with summa cum laude distinction. He has performed as soloist with the Kansas City Symphony and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, the latter of which he is also co-principal horn. In the summer, he performs orchestral and chamber music as co-principal horn of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra in Verbier, Switzerland. His major teachers include Erik Ralske and David G. Elliott.

Bach’s Magnificat, performed by Philippe Herreweghe and La Chapelle Royale.

Working with such great colleagues day in and day out!

Probably the Saturday night performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.1 in 2010. I remember Ann Bilderback playing so cold and sinisterly that I had goosebumps multiple times during that concert.

I am the third oldest of four children. I love fish and have way too many aquariums in my house. I also have a collection of Japanese animation cels.

Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth.

Either my Xena: Warrior Princess or Desperate Housewives DVD collection!