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Christian Groß, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr in 1995, was member of the Essener Domsingknaben and junior student at the Folkwang University. He studied church music and theory in Freiburg and Leipzig, attending the classes of Martin Schmeding, Thomas Lennartz and Gesine Schröder. He now continues studying organ and improvisation in the advanced studies programme. He attended masterclasses with Henry Fairs, Rudolf Lutz, Matthias Maierhofer, Masaaki Suzuki and Zsigmond Szathmáry.

 

Christian Groß won several prices at leading organ competitions such as Schlägl Improvisation Competition (A), St Albans International Organ Improvisation Competition (GB), the Improvisation Competitions of Schwäbisch Gmünd and Cologne, as well as diplomas at the Interpretation competitions of Angers (F) and Kaliningrad (RUS). In 2016, Christian Groß received a scholarship from Cusanuswerk, the German Catholic fund.

 

From 2014 to 2016, Christian Groß worked as organist and conductor at St. Ulrich (Schwarzwald), now he is assistant organist and conductor at the Catholic cathedral St. Trinitatis of Leipzig. In summer 2019, he was music director at Bochum University, where conducting the orchestra and choirs as well as teaching belonged to his business. Since 2020, he has been teaching music theory at the Leipzig conservatory.

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