Canadian International Organ Competition results

November 27, 2017
Canadian International Organ Competition

The final round of the Canadian International Organ Competition took place October 19 at the Basilica of Notre Dame, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Alcee Chriss, III (United States), a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2016, was awarded First Prize ($25,000). Chriss was also awarded the Gérard-Coulombe Bach Prize ($5,000) and the Spinelli Prize ($5,000).

Oliver Brett (United Kingdom) was awarded second prize ($15,000) and the Royal Canadian College of Organists prize ($5,000).

Third prize ($10,000) was awarded to Nicholas Capozzoli (United States), a member of The Diapason’s 20 Under 30 Class of 2015.

The Richard-Bradshaw Audience Prize ($5,000) was awarded to Yuan Shen (China).

The jury for the competition was John Grew (Canada), David Briggs (UK), Bine Bryndorf (Denmark), Neil Cockburn (Canada), Lynn Davis (United States), Jean-Baptiste Robin (France), Silvius von Kessel (Germany), Réjean Poirier (Canada), and Carole Terry (United States). For information: www.ciocm.org.

Canadian International Organ Competition candidates and jury (photo credit: John Zimmerman)