Xaver Varnus was born in Budapest and studied there at the conservatory.
conservatory there before going to Paris in 1981 to study with Pierre Cochereau the art of improvisation. From 1983 he lived in Canada, became a Canadian citizen and president of the Canadian Organ Society. Since 1989 as a freelance concert organist. Most recently, he caused a sensation with the purchase of a in the eastern Canadian province of Nova Scotia and an organ for practising purposes! Varnus has done a great deal for the dissemination of organ music, among other things with music broadcasts for Hungarian television and his own Youtube channel, whose videos are viewed millions of times.