Alexander Richard Straus-Fausto, born in 2000 in Kitchener, Ontario, started organ lessons at age fourteen. He is currently in his first year of organ studies at McGill University (where he is a student of Christian Lane and Hans-Ola Ericsson) with the assistance of the Tyler Swaren Scholarship and the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ Holmes’ Scholarship. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where he studied organ with Thomas Bara and received the Mary and Donald Gonzales Memorial Scholarship for Merit. He most recently performed a solo concert at Washington National Cathedral, through McGill’s Enriched Educational Opportunity. This June and July he is playing throughout London and Cambridge, England, including an Oundle Award at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. Alexander loves to perform, improvise, transcribe, and compose.