Mária Budáčová (Festival des couleurs de l’orgue français)

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are sorry to say that Emmanuel Arakélian will not be able to play this Sunday’s concert for the Festival des couleurs de l’orgue français. However, we are delighted to announce that the series will continue as planned. Mária Budáčová has agreed to step in at the last minute and play the October 16 concert, and we are very much looking forward to her wonderful program.


This festival presents concerts each Sunday in October at the Chapelle des Prêtres de Saint-Sulpice au Domaine du Fort de la montagne at 3 p.m. All concerts as part of the Festival des Couleurs de l’orgue français are free and projected on a large screen.

October 2: Nicholas Capozzoli, United States
October 9: Kevin Komisaruk
October 16: Mária Budáčová
October 23: Abraham Ross, United States
October 30: Yves-G. Préfontaine

Free concert (suggested donation)

Programme :


Partite diverse sopra: Ach was soll ich Sünder machen BWV 770Jesu meine Freude,BWV 713Wer nur den lieben Gott BWV 691Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 739

NICOLAS DE GRIGNY (1672 – 1703)

Cromorne en taille
Offertoire sur les grands jeux


Unter der Linden grüne

MATTHIAS WECKMANN (c.1616 – 1674)

Fantasia ex D

Originally from Slovakia, Mária Budáčová followed a musical path at early stages of her life. After graduation at the Conservatory in Bratislava, she enrolled in the bachelor’s degree in the organ class of Pavel Černý at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Prague. During the three-year program, Mária was accepted as an ERASMUS student at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst where she further expanded her musical knowledge with Professor Pier Damiano Peretti. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Mária was accepted into the Artist Diploma program at McGill University in the class of Hans-Ola Ericsson. In 2021, Mária received the degree of Doctor of Music. 

Mária was awarded with a number of scholarships and 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. She participated in several international competitions, such as the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition, where she was among five finalists. She is the first-prize winner of the Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition in 2016 in Montreal. In 2019, Mária was awarded a second prize at the Arthur Poister Scholarship Competition in Syracuse. She currently holds the position of organist and choir director at the Mission Saint-Irénée-de-Lyon in Montreal.