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"Gil Sullivan’s talent is breathtaking. Music you may have heard before -- perhaps many times before -- takes on new meaning and presence when he interprets it. He holds audiences spellbound with the music, and fascinated with the stories. He is an exceptional performer in every way."

Aiken Standard - South Carolina
06.05.11

"Sullivan's superlative technique, seen close up, is a recital in itself"

Advertiser - 05.11.13

Mr. Sullivan [is] a pianist possessed of supreme intelligence and phenomenal technical prowess in equal measure.

New York Review - 16.12.13

Mozart and Chopin – a dream becomes sound

Concert with the Australian pianist Gil Sullivan at the Spaichingen Pianoforte manufacturer

He is fascinated by the character-laden sound of the pianos made in Spaichingen; Gil Sullivan, Australian master pianist, conductor and Mozart expert managed to captivate his audience – from the first to the last note.

He came, played and enthralled. Gil Sullivan is a sound-artist in the best sense of the word; like one doesn’t find every day. His playing is different; he gets you to sit up and listen, surprises you, makes you reflect, and finally convinces you.

With an intensely poetic and dynamic force, he puts the listener under his spell. Sullivan, who, in Australia, is part of the greats in his field, is a pleasant exception amongst the unfortunately rising number of younger male, and especially female, pianists who present themselves on their CDs in a neat and sexy fashion, but whose playing often provokes only a bored yawn. And Sullivan especially doesn’t submit to what popular music taste dictates – mainstream, as it is called nowadays – which says that Mozart has to sound such and such, or Chopin in exactly that way. No, Gil Sullivan does it his own way; he is a philosopher, he questions, he analyses and only then does he sit down at his instrument.

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