Alcée Chriss in Concert | Vancouver
Join us for a fun evening with a delightful mix of jazz and classical with CIOC laureate, Alcee Chriss! The concert will take place at Dunbar Ryerson United Church, on Vancouver's biggest organ.
A few words about the program
His program includes masterworks by Johan Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninov, and jazz improvisations inspired by Art Tatum. “My interest for the organ came relatively late – at the age of 16 – with composers like Bach and Rachmaninov,” comments Chriss. “But it was Tatum that got me thinking seriously about music. He is a big inspiration.”
Winner of the 2017 Canadian International Organ Competition, the world's biggest organ competition, Alcee 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 and is emerging as an outstanding young concert artist of virtuosity and versatility.
Despite being only 25-years-old, he has won top prizes at international and national competitions, receiving First Prize and Audience Prize in the Miami International Organ Competition (2014), the Fort Wayne National Organ Competition (2016), the Albert Schweitzer National Organ Competition in Wethersfield, CT (2013), and the Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists in Austin, TX (2013).
Dunbar Ryerson United Church: 2195 West 45th Avenue
: Jun 8, 2018 8:00 PM
Canadian International Organ Competition