Mary-Victoria Voutsas is a "powerful" and "enthralling pianist" (Washington City Paper). She has toured extensively as a pianist and 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 one of the visiting Artists 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, and collaboratively performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk series. Ms. Voutsas also has experience in harpsichord performance, choral conducting, and performance and recordings of prepared piano.
Ms. Voutsas has been a part of numerous competitions, such as the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev (2013) and holds awards including the 2023 Gold Medal for the Nobel-Artist International Competition, 1st Place for the 2023 Charleston World Music Competition, 2nd Place in the Charleston 20th Century Music Competition (2023), 2023 Bronze Medal for the Carles & Sofia International Piano Competition, 2023 Platinum Medal for the Quebec International Music Festival, and the Watkins Prize of Northern Virginia (2011). She performed as a harpsichord soloist for “What Makes It Great?” accompanied by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Voutsas completed the U.S. west-coast tour of the program, “Sky Send Me a Bird,” which debuted new music written for her and the Greek Chamber Music Project and will continue the east-coast tour in the fall (2023). She has performed in master classes for acclaimed pianists, including Dr. Joseph Banowetz and Christopher O’Reilly. 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 is a member of the and has done extensive studio collaborative work —her playing can be found on numerous commercial recordings for folk, rock, and pop musicians. She has released two records, which feature her solo piano and some vocals, the first being the album “Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration” —the album features 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,” a tribute to Manos Hadzidakis. Both records are available through the Greek Chamber Music Project and were made possible by its founder, Ellie Falaris Gannelin.
Ms. Voutsas resides in the Washington D.C. area, where she teaches piano and theory, and performs regularly. She earned her degrees with concentrations in Piano Performance (M.M.) under Dr. Nikita Fitenko from Catholic University and under Yuliya Gorenman at American University (B.A.). She is completing her D.M.A. at Catholic University.