Monica Czausz, Concert Organist
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The brilliant young rising star concert organist Monica Czausz presents the third concert of the FASO 2017-2018 Concert Season on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm.

monica 2Monica Czausz is in her fifth year of study with renowned Professor Ken Cowan at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, Texas, where she is pursuing the 5-year combined Bachelor of Music and Master’s Degree program in Organ Performance. Since September of 2015 she has been serving as Cathedral Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Houston, Texas, under the leadership of acclaimed director Robert Simpson. She has been recognized as one of the top 20 organists under 30, for her “superior accomplishments, leadership, creativity, and innovative thinking” and was featured in the May 2016 issue of The Diapason. She has received first prize in numerous competitions, including the 2015 American Guild of Organists Regional Competition for Young Organists, 2015 Schweitzer Competition in the Young Professionals’ Division, 2013 William C. Hall, and 2012 L. Cameron Johnson.

Monica performed at the 2016 AGO National Convention in Houston, Texas, for both Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral and as a “Rising Star”. The American Organist said that she gave “a fabulous performance that displayed artistic mastery far beyond her years.” Last summer she accompanied the Christ Church Cathedral Choir on a tour to England where they fulfilled residencies at the Cathedrals of St. Paul’s (London), Durham, and Bristol. She recently performed for “Pipedreams Live!” at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas as well as at other major venues including Broadway Baptist Church of Forth Worth, St. John the Divine in New York City, the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, and Trinity Church on Copley Square. Monica’s performances have been broadcast on Pipedreams, WRTI Philadelphia, 91.7 Houston, and KTRU Rice Radio.


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