7/8/2020 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
7/10/2020 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
A rising star among young classical musicians, Monica Czausz has made a name for herself as one of today’s finest young American organists. Known for her creative programming, innovative use of the organ, and effortless musicality, she was featured at the 2017, 2016, and 2015 Organ Historical Society national conventions, the 2019 AGO regional convention in southern New Jersey, the 2017 AGO regional conventions in Dallas and Montreal, the 2016 AGO national convention (as a “Rising Star” and Cathedral Organist for solemn evensong), the 2016 East Texas Organ Festival, and the 2015 AGO regional convention in Fort Worth.
She graduated in 2019 from the Curtis Institute of Music with an Artist Diploma in organ performance and a Performer’s Certificate in harpsichord performance, where she studied with Alan Morrison and Leon Schelhase, respectively. She obtained her Bachelor of Music (2016) and Master of Music (2017) degrees in Organ Performance at Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she worked with professor Ken Cowan and graduated summa cum laude.
She has been “causing a stir in organ circles” (Dallas Morning News) while being praised for her “impressive technique” (The Diapason), “artistic mastery far beyond her years” (The American Organist), and ability to “capture the audience with the very first notes” (The Tracker). She recently performed at Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles; the Eccles Festival, Salt Lake City; the Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas; and international festivals in Helsinki and Lahti, Finland.