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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 (organ class: Roland M. Stangier). From 2014 to 2016 he studied church music and theory at the University of Music in Freiburg, attending the classes of Martin Schmeding (organ), Karl-Ludwig Kreutz (improvisation) and Otfried Büsing (theory). Since 2016 he has studied at the University of Music of Leipzig with Martin Schmeding, Gesine Schröder (theory), Fabien Lévy (composition) and Thomas Lennartz (improvisation).

 

In 2016, Christian Groß received a scholarship from Cusanuswerk, the German Catholic fund.

He attended masterclasses with Philippe Lefèbvre, Rudolf Lutz, Matthias Maierhofer, Erwan Le Prado and Wolfgang Seifen.

 

He won the public’s prize at the Improvisation competition of Schlägl (Austria) in 2016. Furthermore, he won a special prize at St Albans International Organ Improvisation Competition (GB) in 2017 as well as second prize and public’s prize at the Improvisation competition of Schwäbisch Gmünd. In 2018, he was awarded public’s prize at Grand Prix “Jean-Louis Florentz” in Angers (F). In 2019, he was winner of the Cologne Improvisation Competition.

 

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.

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