Biography

Mary-Victoria Voutsas is a "powerful", and "enthralling pianist" (Washington City Paper). She has toured extensively as a pianist, and as a classical musician she has performed solo at many notable venues including the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage & Terrace Theatre, the Lisner Auditorium, and many embassies. Ms. Voutsas is also the visiting Artist in Residency for Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts and has done accompaniment/ensemble work for the National Symphony Orchestra and artists such as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alison Krauss. Ms. Voutsas also has experience in harpsichord performance, choral conducting, and prepared piano with Dr. Laurie Hudicek. Ms. Voutsas earned her degrees with concentrations in Piano Performance (M.M.) under Dr. Nikita Fitenko, Pedagogy (B.M.), and Music Theory (M.M.) from Catholic University & American University.  She has performed master classes and recitals for several acclaimed pianists, including Yuri Didenko, Dr. Joseph Banowetz, and Christopher O'Reilly.  In 2015, at the Kennedy Center, she and the Greek Chamber Music Project released the album, "Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration". The album featured Ms. Voutsas as the first pianist to record the works of Vasily Kalafati. Ms. Voutsas followed up this album release with “The Moon is Red” (2016), a tribute to Manos Hadzidakis’. Both records are available via the Greek Chamber Music Project. 

Ms. Voutsas performed for the Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday celebration, and the inaugural concert of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, D.C. She was praised in an article later that her "performance enthralled the listeners making the evening a wonderful tribute". Ms. Voutsas has been a part of numerous competitions such as the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Piano Competition, and holds several awards including the Watkins Prize (2011), and Director's Musician of Achievement (2013) at American University. She has performed as soloist for the Rob Kapilow "What Makes It Great?" program in 2013 accompanied by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra, as well as with the American University Orchestra (2014) conducted by Yaniv Dinur. 

Ms. Voutsas resides in the Washington D.C. area where she performs regularly, teaches piano and theory, and coaches voice. 

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