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2015 Speakers TEDxColumbus Disruption

Alex Van Bibber

Eleven year old sixth grader Alex Van Bibber began studying the piano at the age of 3 at his own request. Alex is a natural and charismatic performer. He won second place (2011) and first place (2012 and 2015) in the Columbus Music Teacher’s Association Competition (CMTA), and second place (2012 and 2013) and first place (2014) in the Ohio Music Teacher’s Association State Contest (OMTA). In 2014, Alex won the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SSA) Piano Concerto Contest and performed live with orchestra in Minneapolis, MN. Also in 2014, he won the district and state level “Buckeye” contests, earning the honor of Ohio’s top elementary pianist. In 2015, Alex had his Carnegie Hall debut in NYC, winning a gold medal in the AADGT Passion of Music Contest.