Mary Dullea

Founder, Artistic Director & Pianist

Mary Dullea; photo by Christopher Baines

Now in its 9th year, pianist Mary Dullea founded the annual Festival ‘Chamber Music on Valentia’ in 2014 with the aim of bringing chamber music performances of international standing, innovative programming and outreach and engagement programmes to this unique place.As soloist and chamber musician, Mary leads a diverse performance career internationally. Her frequent broadcasts include BBC Radio 3, Radio 4, RTHK, RTÉ Lyric FM, WQXR, Radio New Zealand and SkyArts, Irish, French, Austrian and Italian television. Concerto appearances include RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. Her many CD releases include on NMC, Orange Mountain, Delphian, Altarus, Divine Art, Naxos, Resonus, Col Legno, Lorelt and MN Records, and most recently a CD of chamber music music by Ernest Moeran with her piano trio, The Fidelio Trio which was Gramophone Magazine Editor’s Choice.

Mary was the curator of Soundings (an annual UK/Austrian collaborative new music festival) at the Austrian Cultural Forum London from 2008 to 2016. She has served on the jury of ‘Schubert und die Musik der Moderne’ International Chamber Music Competition in Graz, Austria. 

Mary was on the piano faculty of Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for 9 years. She previously held the positio​n of Director of Performance at University of Sheffield and since 2015 she has held this position at Royal Holloway, University of London where she is also Reader in Music.