Winner of the 2017 CIOC Competition and the Firmin Swinnen second prize at the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition 2016, Alcée Chriss III has been celebrated for his “grace, skill and abundant proficiency” ( Journal Assist News, Albuquerque). He has performed throughout the United States and France in such venues as the Meyerson Symphony Center (Dallas, TX), John F. Kennedy Center, Washington National Cathedral, Caruth Auditorium, and St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, Minneapolis MN, among others. He has won top prizes at international and national competitions, receiving First Prize and Audience Prize in the Miami International Organ Competition (2014) and the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition (2016), in addition to being a “Rising Star” performer at the AGO National Convention in Boston, MA. Alcée is currently completing his doctorate degree at McGill University where he studies with Hans-Ola Ericsson. An alumnus of Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Alcée received the Masters degree in historical keyboard and a Bachelors degree in Organ. At Oberlin, he studied organ with James David Christie, Olivier Latry, and has had studies in improvisation with Marie-Louise Langlais. Alcée is active as a conductor and jazz pianist.
Alcee Chriss III