Monica Melcova

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. 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.

From 2016 she also teaching in Centro Superior Katarina Gurska in Madrid for master in improvisation.

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