About me

Monika Csato composer and pianist


I was born in Tapolca, Hungary in 1971 . I got thrilled by music at a very early age I was eight when I started to play the piano and instantly got curious about composing.

My first teacher was Mr. Miklós Mózner. I became a student at the Music High School of Győr at the age of fourteen. Here Mr. László Draskóczy was my tutor. At nineteen I entered Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Faculty of Composition in Professor Emil Petrovics’ s class. I received my diploma in 1995.

My music is spreading along the territories of minimalism, film score music, new age and rock, sprinkled with some feel for jazz, enriched by characteristic and complex structures of rhythm and affluent emotions.

I have given a number of concerts performing my piano and chamber compositions in Hungary, Germany and Italy.

Important concerts, projects

Film score music for Basementvision, UK (2013),(Rainforests of the Ocean, documentary) www.basementvision.com

“Music and creativity” (Presentation and concert in CEU Business School, Budapest, Hungary, 22 04 2009)

Piemonte in Musica, Pinerolo (TO), Italy ( 2008)


Première of the series “Stolen time” – Torino, Palazzo Bricherasio (2005)



Pray for delirium (album, 2017)  13 tracks (recorded with Yamaha CVP-204 digital piano)

Stolen time (2005-2007) (15 track for piano and electronic sounds, recorded with Yamaha CVP-204)


Piano Concert –for orchestra and piano (2008)

Chamber music

House in the wind , 2017 (from Pray for delirium, for flauto and piano)

Memories of your thousand faces, 2017 (form Pray for delirium,

for flauto, electric guitar, cello and piano)

Mirage – in my Eye (2007-08) – for violoncello and piano

Remembrance for the coming (2007-08) – for violoncello, marimba e piano


Christmas song (poems of E. Ady/L. Devecsery) for choir and piano. 2017

In progress: Just a simple answer (rock/fusion songs)


Pray for delirium (album, 2017)

Stolen time (2005-2007) (15 track for piano and electronic sounds)

Frill  / Living water  (2007) world fusion music, piano

Living Water  (2007) world fusion music

Wind-Swept Idea (2007)

Tempest (Your Face in the Mirror) (2007-08)



On the theoretical side of music, I conducted research on the listening habits of the young as regards the efficiency of music education at Hungarian obligatory schools.