As soloist and chamber musician, Irish pianist Mary Dullea has built an impressive reputation as a performer and commissioner of new music. She has performed throughout Ireland, England, Europe, USA, Hong Kong and South
Africa at festivals including Brighton, Huddersfield, Aldeburgh, Reggello (Italy) and National Arts Festival (South Africa). Mary broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is on the teaching staff of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Performance at the University of Ulster, focusing on the use of the inside of the piano.
In May 2008, Mary curated Soundings in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum, London. This will culminate in a recital at the Wigmore Hall with her piano trio, the Fidelio Trio, who have recently released 2 CDs to critical acclaim:
Bulb (Irish piano trios by Kevin Volans, Deirdre Gribbin, Donnacha Dennehy and Ed Bennett) on NMC D147, and Metamorphoses (chamber music of Haflidi Hallgrimsson) on Delphian Records DCD34059. She appears as soloist on a Joe Cutler portrait disc (NMC D134). 2009 sees CD releases on Altarus Records (a Simon Mawhinney portrait disc) and, with Darragh Morgan, thirty-nine pages by Paul Whitty for Divine Art and the complete violin and piano music of Michael Finnissy for Mode Records.
Mary will perform Morton Feldman’s Palais de Mari and John Cage’s The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs with Joseph Kohlmaier at the choir’s Juxtaposition event on 10 July 2009 at Wilton’s Music Hall.