July 1–7, 2017
1er au 7 juillet 2017
Presented by / Présenté par
RCCO, & CIOC
l'AGO région du Nord-Est,
le CRCO et le CIOC
Mária Budáčová is an organist from Slovakia. In 2009, she graduated with a diploma in organ and choral conducting (Church music program) at the Conservatory in Bratislava. In the same year she recieved third prize in the competition held by Slovak conservatory. After graduating, she continued to only study organ performance. While studying in Bratislava, she attended the Festival of Young Slovakian Organists nearly every year, also being a member of the Chamber Choir of Conservatory.
In 2011, she began studies at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague, under the guidance Pavel Černý. She also studied in Vienna as an ERASMUS student at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, with Professor Pier Damiano Peretti.
In 2013 she attended Prague Spring International Music Competition, where she was forwarded to the second round. Mária was among 5 finalists in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition. She is a first-prize winner of the Lynwood Farnam Organ Competition in Montreal. She is currently studying Organ Performance at McGill University´s Schulich School of Music under the direction of Hans-Ola Ericsson.
Mária holds a Bachelor´s degree from the Academy of Music in Prague. Maria has recieved a number of awards, including the CSPBA award through Canadian Slovak Professional and Business Association, Donald Mackey Memorial Award, Schulich Scholarship, W Douglas Clarke Award through McGill University.
As a church organist, Maria was leading the congregation in the church in Slovakia for 12 years. She is currently the organist of the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church and Mission St. Irénée du Lyon in Montreal.
Performing Tuesday, July 4, at 5:00 PM