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Monika Melcova - NOSPR

Monika Melcova Organ

Monica Melcova received her first musical education at the age of five. After her studies at the Conservatoire in Košice, she went on to study at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Michael Radulescu. In 1999, she graduated with the highest distinction and the prize of honour by the Austrian Ministry of Culture and Education.

In the same year, she was accepted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris for postgradual courses „cycle de perfectionnement“ with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard. At the same time, she studied improvisation with Loic Mallié, which was made possible by the support of the Fondation de France – La Bourse Nadia et Lily Boulanger and the Mécénat Musical Société Générale.

In 2002 she was appointed the organist in residence at the Sapporo Concert Hall KITARA, Japan, where she taught master classes, performed in numerous organ recitals at venues like Suntory Hall Tokyo, Metropolitan Art Space, Opera City Hall, Minato Mirai Hall, Niigata Performing Center, Morioka Civic Hall etc.

From 2006 to 2011, she taught at the Gaston Litaize Conservatoire and was also the titular organist at Saint Martin de Champs from 2003 to 2011. Since September 2008, she started teaching improvisation at the Music Academy MUSIKENE in San Sebastian

She has been invited to be a member of jury at prestigious organ competitions Concours international de l´orgue Grand Prix de Chartres, Concours de Dudelange in Luxembourg, Martini Organ Competition in Groningen, Weimar Improvisation competition, Concours d’orgue de Saint Maurice,  a.o.

From 2020 to 2022 she was appointed as visiting professor in Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

She has a great interest in improvisation in its connection with the teaching. She deals with improvisation within the master classes she gives in Europe and Japan as well in many radio programmes.


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