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Alcée Chriss III
Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique
Maison symphonique, Montréal
Chriss was a featured Rising Star at the 2014 national convention of the American Guild of Organists in Boston. He is regularly featured at such events as the Atlanta International Organ Festival, and has performed at the Festival Myrelingues in Lyon, France.
In 2015, Chriss began his doctorate degree at McGill University where he studies with Hans-Ola Ericsson. In addition to his organ and harpsichord studies, he is active as a conductor and jazz pianist.
Chriss also continues his international volunteer work through a music immersion course in Lyon's Duchère district.
First Prize winner at the 2017 Concours international d'orgue du Canada (Canadian International Organ Competition), Alcée Chriss III has been celebrated for his grace, skill and abundant proficiency (Assist News, Albuquerque). He has performed throughout the United States and France and is emerging as an outstanding young concert artist of virtuosity and versatility.
Alcée Chriss III's debut album comprises works by Bach, Whitlock, and Rachmaninoff, as well as a number of distinctive selections including an arrangement of Wagner's The Flight of the Valkyries, and works by French composers Jean Guillou and Jeanne Demessieux. Chriss also performs his own arrangements for organ of jazz standards such as Tea for Two and Rhapsody after Art by the legendary Art Tatum.
Chriss has won top prizes at international and national competitions, including First Prize and Audience Prize at the Miami International Organ Competition (2014), the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition (2016), the Albert Schweitzer National Organ Competition in Wethersfield (2013), and the Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists in Austin (2013).
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