Mary Miller began her career as a concert violinist. before becoming Music Editor for Scotland´s national newspaper, a prominent broadcaster and festival programmer.
She led new work at English National Opera before moving to the USA to direct the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, one of East Coast America´s most prestigious and comprehensive festivals. She also became a Fellow of Branford College, Yale.
She directed Stavanger2008, European Capital of Culture, Norway´s biggest ever cultural programme with over 1000 events and projects.
After designing culture and heritage programmes for a number of European cities, in 2010, she became General and Artistic Director of Bergen National Opera, now firmly established as one of Europe´s most innovative small opera organisations, acclaimed for its productions, talent development, and work in the community. Her work has attracted numerous international awards.
She will lead the national celebrations for St Giles 900, 2024.
A member of the European Cultural Parliament, she continues to work internationally as a writer, speaker and mentor on cultural policy.