Mary Dullea, pianist

 

 

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Press quotes from reviews of Mary Dullea’s work.

“…and the dependability of pianist Mary Dullea – here as throughout the evening – made you wish that, if ever you missed your footing, she would be the person at hand to catch you.”
 The Independent on Sunday 2012

“…the eruption of a keyboard-spanning piano solo (brilliantly dispatched by Mary Dullea)…”
 Sunday Times 2012

“The performances do the music proud, not least the limpidly precise pianism of Mary Dullea…”
 The Gramophone 2012

“Mary Dullea comes to the fore on two cleverly shaped piano works…”
 Sunday Times 2012

“It was, however, in the Studies of Ligeti that Dullea revealed why her reputation is so high. Ligeti helped create a new, coherent musical language.  Dullea understands that language and shared it with her listeners.”
 Irish Examiner 2005

“…played with scrupulous attention to every technical challenge and mood swing, without ever becoming indulgent.”
 The Independent 2006

“His (Adès) play with colliding worlds was well captured by pianist Mary Dullea and the members of the Smith String Quartet…”
 Irish Times 2008

“Here the intuitive partnership of Morgan and Dullea resulted in an utterly gripping sound-world of breathtaking delicacy and serenity descended from Bartok’s night music.”
 Irish Times 2006

“…aided and abetted by Mary Dullea’s exquisitely sensitive handling of the piano part…”
 The Strad May 2008

“…besotting, its sweeping range of moods and emotions being superbly captured by pianist Mary Dullea.”
 Sunday Business Post 2007

“Mary Dullea is no less authoritative in Notes from a Diary.”
 Gramophone 2008

“Mary Dullea, the pianist, completes the difficult and relentless task set her with an absolute mastery of execution, and of effect.”
“…with Dullea again showing insight and command in her performance of the score’s undulating, delicate, and colourful piano part.”
 musicalcriticism.com 2008

“Performances are as perceptive as one would expect from musicians committed to commissioning and performing new music… a disc deserving wide exposure”
 Gramophone 2006

“The two soloists are agile, incisive and impassioned.”
 BBC Music Magazine 2006

“…Mary Dullea responds with playing of controlled power and resonance.”
 The Strad 2006

“Morgan and Dullea are musicians who plainly cherish the diverse gifts placed in their hands; their performances are consistently alert and alive across the breadth of styles and, indeed time scales.”
 Paul Griffiths, Words on Music

“both musically and technically, Morgan and Dullea play with extraordinary aplomb, flair and assurance; they also demonstrate styles of rhythmic and timbral combination that are an object-lesson in chamber musicianship.”
 International Record Review 2006

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