Mária Budáčová is an organist from Slovakia. In 2009, she graduated with a diploma in organ and choral conducting at the Conservatory in Bratislava. 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.
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.
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 recently obtained her Master’s degree in Organ Performance at McGill University´s Schulich School of Music under the direction of Hans-Ola Ericsson. In September, Mária will begin doctoral studies in Organ Performance at McGill University.
She is currently the organist of the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church and Mission St. Irénée du Lyon in Montreal