Alcee Chriss III

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First-prize and Bach prize winner at the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, Alcee Chriss III is widely regarded as one of the leading young organists of our time.  Previous competition awards include the Firmin Swinnen Silver Medal at the 2016 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2016 Fort Wayne National Organ Competition, and First Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Miami International Organ Competition.   Mr. Chriss serves as University Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Wesleyan University.


Recording Review:  “Art & Rhapsody” (ATMA 2782)

“A splendid program of unusual and varied repertoire played on the 4-manual, 116 rank, 2014 Casavant in the Maison Symphonique in Montreal.   Chriss won the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, but this is not the usual competition-winner playing.  He plays with clarity, imagination, musicality, virtuosity, and yes, personality.”

“A thoroughly enjoyable recording.”

Delcamp, American Record Guide (May/June 2020)


Atlanta, GA   “The 24-year-old Texas-born Chriss has quickly emerged as a ‘rising star’ among young organists in the course of multiple top-prize competition wins over the last few years …”


Albuquerque, NM   “The recital was wonderful.  He played with grace and skill, giving insightful introductions to each piece from the organ loft …”

Photo by Emily Gan