Saxophonist Taimur Sullivan has been appointed to the Bienen School of Music faculty as associate professor of saxophone, effective September 1, 2015.
During his prolific career, Sullivan has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and member of the PRISM Quartet. He has premiered more than 100 solo and chamber works by both established and emerging composers, including William Bolcom, Libby Larsen, Gunther Schuller and John Harbison. Mr. Sullivan has given the American premieres of solo compositions by important European figures such as Gerard Grisey, Toshio Hosokawa, Philippe Hurel, Michael Finnissy, and Jean-Claude Risset. As a member of PRISM Quartet, Sullivan has performed concertos with orchestras nationwide, including the Cleveland, Detroit, and Dallas Symphony Orchestras.
Taimur Sullivan currently holds the position of artist/professor of saxophone at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He holds a M.M. degree from Michigan State University and a B.M. from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.