A true rising star among young classical musicians, Monica Czausz has quickly made a name for herself as one of the finest young American organists on the scene today, and she will perform at St. Margaret’s on Tuesday, January 21, at 7 p.m.
Known for her creative programming, innovative use of the organ, and charming demeanor, she was recognized as one of the top 20 organists under 30 in the May 2016 issue of The Diapason. She has also received first prize in numerous competitions.
Monica has performed widely at AGO conventions including Dallas and Montréal. She performed at the AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas, both for Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral, and as a “Rising Star,” where she gave “a fabulous performance that displayed artistic mastery far beyond her years” according to The American Organist. After another concert in Texas, The Tracker reported, “this young lady just blew us all away.”
She recently performed for “Pipedreams Live!” at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas and at other major venues including the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, St. John the Divine in New York City, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Trinity Church on Copley Square.
Monica graduated from The Curtis Institute of Music in May of 2019 with an Artist Diploma in Organ Performance and a Performer’s Certificate in Harpsichord Performance. In May 2017 she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston where she studied with the renowned professor and concert organist Ken Cowan (a two-time performer at St. Margaret’s). She served as full-time Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston from 2015-2017. Splitting her time in Philadelphia and New York City during the past year, she worked at The Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Sienna (Upper East Side) and, upon graduation from Curtis, has since moved to Dallas, Texas.
You can read more about her by visiting monicaczausz.com
Ticket are $20 and can be purchased by clicking here. They will also be available at the door.